Patna, July 5: Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar on Friday said that Ishrat Jahan, the 19-year-old college student who was killed, in what the CBI has termed a 'fake encounter' nine years ago, as 'Bihar's daughter' and vowed to get justice for her.
Anwar said the people of Bihar believed in fighting for truth and more for Ishrat, whom he termed as a daughter of Bihar.
The leader of the JD(U), which recently parted ways with the BJP over the elevation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the chief of the BJP's poll campaign committee, said the CBI had already confirmed that Ishrat was killed in a fake encounter and that he felt Modi and his aide Amit Shah was involved in the case. He said Modi and Shah might dodge law but could not fool the people.
Reports said Ishrat's grandfather Wali Mohammad belonged to Khagul area near the state capital while her father Mohammad Shamim had married Shamima Qausar of Jamalpur, also in Bihar. They later shifted to Maharashtra.
The CBI filed its first chargesheet on Wednesday wherein it said that the fake encounter was a joint operation of the Gujarat police and the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau.
The Bihar BJP has slammed the JD(U) for making such comment, saying the lust for power was forcing it to make such statements.
The Congress and the BJP have already been trading charges over the case. Is it time now for the 'secular' JD(U) also play its part?