Ishrat Jahan encounter case: I will have to ask you, ‘Did you see the (Ishrat) paper.’ You have to say, ‘I didn’t see the paper’... it’s as simple as that: Additional Secretary, Home, B K Prasad to Ashok Kumar, former Director in Home Ministry.
The inquiry report, it is learnt, concluded that the papers missing from the file were not put up on the file at all and went missing between September 18, 2009 and September 24, 2009 and not during any subsequent period.
The NIA, sources said, wants to record statements, among others, of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf, and Shahid Latif and Kashif Jaan, the alleged handlers of the terrorists who struck Pathankot.
The political crisis in Uttarakhand escalated dramatically after rebel Congress MLAs released a sting video purportedly showing CM Harish Rawat indulging in horse-trading to save his government, and PM Modi called a late-night meeting of the Union Cabinet to discuss the political situation in the state.
The Indian Express explains the changes made this week to the 1968 Enemy Property Act, intended to plug loopholes that have allowed courts to honour claims by heirs of people who left India in the wake of wars with China and Pakistan.