New Delhi, March 1: The Ishrat Jahan case needs a re-look in the wake of so many new revelations. Going by the statements that have been made in the past couple of days, it becomes clear that the UPA had tinkered with the files a great deal in a bid to make the encounter look fake.
The Union Home Ministry has now decided to take a re-look at the case and has asked for files relating to the incident.
Ishrat Jahan and three others were killed by the Gujarat police in an encounter in 2004 after concrete intelligence suggested that they were part of a cell of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba aiming to assassinate Narendra Modi the then Chief Minister of Gujarat.
A re-look at the Ishrat Jahan encounter:
The Union Home Ministry decided to have a re-look at the case following the startling revelations made by former Home Secretary, G K Pillai.
The former Home Secretary had said that he had no reason to believe that Ishrat Jahan was innocent.
He further went to state that the then Home Minister had taken an independent decision of changing the affidavit filed before the Gujarat High Court.
The BJP has always said that the UPA was trying to go on a witch hunt on this issue in a bid to target Modi. The Home Ministry now wants to take a re-look at the files and see how and why the narrative relating to the encounter was changed.
Home Ministry sources tell OneIndia that after taking a re-look at the files they would present the fresh evidence before the court. The court is hearing a matter on whether the encounter was fake or not.