Ishrat files went missing or were replaced between Sep 18 and 28 2009: Report

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New Delhi,June 15: The one man committee probing the missing papers in the Ishrat Jahan case has submitted its report to the Home Ministry. In the report it has been mentioned that out of the three documents missing, just one had been found.

The report also states that the papers went went missing or may have been removed between September 18 and 28 2009. The one man committee had managed to trace one of the papers recently. The document had been found with the help of technical experts. 


The file that has been found is the letter written by the former home secretary, G K Pillai to the then Attorney General of India. The other files include the letters sent by Pillai to the AG, the draft affidavit vetted by the AG and also the amended draft by Chidambaram. .

There were exchange of notes between the home secretary and the home ministry on this issue. Pillai had on September 23 2009 sent a note to Chidambaram with regard to the filing of the second affidavit.

A day later Chidambaram responds to the note stating, As amended, please show clear copy before it is sent to court.

The charge against the former home minister is that he had not consulted with other officials before making changes.

To Chidambaram's note, Pillai writes back stating that, Clear copy shown to home minister. Please take further action and letters may be sent to law secretary and attorney general for information.

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