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Charging Amit Shah in Ishrat case would have made UPA happy: CBI boss

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February 08, 2014 09:38

In an exclusive interview to The Economic Times,  CBI Director Ranjit Sinha said,  "The UPA government would "have been very happy" if Narendra Modi confidant and former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah had been nailed in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case as he sought to underline the fairness of his agency's investigation into the politically sensitive matter."

"There were political expectations... The UPA government would have been very happy if we had charged Amit Shah...But we went strictly by evidence and found there was no prosecutable evidence against Shah," he said.

On Thursday, the agency had charged former  Intelligence Bureau special director Rajinder Kumar and three others for being part of the conspiracy that resulted in the deaths of Jahan and three others in Gujarat in 2004.

Read the full report on ET

CBI Director Ranjit Sinh

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