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