FOR­MER BABU’S FLIP-FLOP OVER 2013 AF­FI­DAVIT IN ISHRAT CASE

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Ab­hishek Sha­ran ab­hishek.sha­ran@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEW DELHI: A govern­ment of­fi­cial who re-ig­nited a de­bate over the Ishrat Ja­han en­counter case told a Gu­jarat court in 2013 that the con­tro­ver­sial se­cond af­fi­davit was a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort be­tween the home and law min­istries and In­tel­li­gence Bureau, HT has learnt.

HT has a copy of for­mer home min­istry of­fi­cial RVS Mani’s state­ment as a pros­e­cu­tion wit­ness and sub­mit­ted to a Gu­jarat trial court in July 2013. The state­ment was part of the charge sheet filed by the CBI that probed the June 2004 en­counter.

Mani told Times Now on Tues­day that nei­ther he nor his two im­me­di­ate se­niors had any knowl­edge about the se­cond af­fi­davit, spark­ing a fresh de­bate over the en­counter that was al­legedly staged by Gu­jarat po­lice.

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