New Delhi, Mar 11: The Supreme Court has rejected a petition filed seeking quashing of charges against the Gujarat police officials in connection with the Ishrat Jahan case. A petition had been filed following a statement made by David Headley stating that Ishrat Jahan was a Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative.
In the plea it was stated that killing a terrorist is not an offence under Indian law. The petitioner also an advocate M L Sharma had stated that charges were filed against Gujarat police officers stating that they had killed an innocent in a fake encounter.
In the wake of the statement by Headley, it becomes clear that she was not innocent and hence a directive ought to be issued to quash the charges filed against the Gujarat police, the petitioner further contended.
The Ishrat Jahan case has snow balled once again into a major controversy and the issue had cropped up when Home Minister, Rajnath Singh spoke about in Parliament yesterday. Adding a twist to the story were the statements by former Home Secretary G K Pillai who said that the former Home Minister, P Chidambaram had revised the affidavit in this case.