New Delhi, July 4: Senior CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday slammed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's administration after the CBI said in its first chargesheet that the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter was a fake one.
Karat said the theory that the police were attacked by Ishrat and the three persons she was with was proved to be a lie and the Modi government was completely exposed. She alleged that the Modi government indulges in fake encounters and then defend it for nine years.
The CBI said in its chargesheet filed in the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday that police officers at Ahmedabad Crime Branch had penned the FIR even before the 'fake encounter' occurred. It has charged seven policemen besides seeking a probe into the involvement of top Intelligence Bureau Rajinder Kumar and other officials in the case.
Nineteen-year-old college student Ishrat Jahan and three other persons were killed on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004. The Crime Branch said that the four were members of Lashkar-e-Taiba and were planning to assassinate Modi.
The chargesheet said they were abducted and a police drove a vehicle with three of them to the site where they were shot. It was also alleged that the weapons that were found with Ishrat and the others were provided by the sleuths.