Under pressure from the government,the CBI has decided not to name IB special director Rajinder Kumar in its first chargesheet in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.
We have promised the Gujarat High Court that we will file a chargesheet on July 4… We will file a preliminary chargesheet, said CBI director Ranjit Sinha. Sources said the chargesheet will touch on the role of Gujarat police officers and the circumstances that led to the encounter. We will seek more time to probe the conspiracy and will file a supplementary chargesheet against other officers, said a senior CBI official.
The CBI has claimed that Kumar,who is set to retire on July 31,was part of the larger conspiracy. The agency has been locked in a bitter spat with the IB over naming Kumar,with the matter reaching the Prime Minister also.