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After Ishrat Jahan, more trouble for Modi: Moily

September 08, 2009 15:46 IST

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi would have been in "some other place" if the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter had taken place in a foreign country, Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said on Tuesday.

He told reporters that Modi could be headed for bigger trouble as "there are many such cases which are coming up now. If more investigations are conducted, more skeletons may tumble."

Noting that the law will take its own course, he said the revelations in the Ishrat Jahan encounter were a "very serious matter for the country and any other foreign country, Narendra Modi would have been in some other place."

Terming the incident as "most unfortunate", Moily said, "Many things are done brutally and inhuman things are being done."

His comments came a day after a judicial probe said the encounter in which college girl Ishrat Jahan and three others were gunned down in 2004 was fake and that they were executed in cold blood by police officers for selfish motives after the four were suspected to be on a mission to "kill" Modi.

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