Jethmalani accuses CBI of leaking charge sheet

“The accused does not have the charge sheet but the media has it. This is the CBI's design,”  Jethmalani, who is providing legal assistance to Shah, alleged.

He said excerpts of the charge sheet were being carried in newspaper reports everyday but Shah had still not been provided with a copy. The court had ordered that a copy of the charge sheet be handed over to Shah. Jethmalani had rushed to Ahmedabad on Monday, soon after taking oath as a BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan, to represent Shah, who is lodged in Sabarmati jail.

Jethmalani, who was a minister in the Vajpayee cabinet, had  contested against him in 2004 elections. He was also expressing divergent views on issues like hanging of  the Parliament convict Afzal Guru.

“The nomination of Jethmalani for the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan against opposition from the state MLAs was, perhaps, keeping in mind the legal battles ahead,”  according to sources.

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