Headley proves Cong framed us in Ishrat case:Ex-IB director

Headley proves Cong framed us in Ishrat case:Ex-IB director

After David Headley’s disclosure that Ishrat Jahan was an LeT operative, former IB director Rajendra Kumar took a dig at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary and MP Ahmed Patel for wanting to hide facts and ordering witch hunt against officers for refusing to nail Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was then the chief minister of Gujarat.

“I won’t name him. You already know. The Congress leader virtually ran the government at that time. He knew everything about Ishrat Jahan,” Kumar said in Mumbai.

Rajendra Kumar, who had supervised the IB-Gujarat police joint operation against LeT module in Ahmedabad, was himself under the CBI scanner that probed the encounter following charges that it was stage managed.

Feeling vindicated by Headley’s confession to a court that Ishrat was a Lashkar terrorist, Kumar has threatened to drag CBI officials and Congress leaders to court for trying to frame him.

Kumar, who says that he was not revealing names since he was in the process of collecting more documents, hinted at a role of a second-in-command officer in the CBI who he hinted was in touch with Patel for dragging him and other IB officers in the case allegedly to defame and fix Modi during his stint as the Gujarat chief minister.

*On June 15, 2004, Ishrat Jahan, Javed Sheikh, Zeeshan Johar and Amjad Ali Rana were shot dead on the outskirts of Ahmedabad with the police saying that the Lashkar module had plans to assassinate Modi*Later, the case was challenged and the CBI was asked to probe the “fake encounter” in 2013*Headley’s account has opened old wounds of terror politics, since former home minister Sushil kumar Shinde’s decision to fix accountability among the intelligence officials had split the ministry

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