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Digvijay Singh comes out in support of CBI vs IB officer

PTI  New Delhi, June 14, 2013
First Published: 20:00 IST(14/6/2013) | Last Updated: 20:04 IST(14/6/2013)

Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday came out in support of the CBI in the agency's move against a senior Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer, allegedly involved in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case in Gujarat, and claimed "there is clinching evidence against him".

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"Is the IB officer against whom there is a clinching evidence in a case investigated by CBI above law?," Singh wrote on the microblogging site Twitter.

Later, the senior Congress leader said he favoured giving the CBI the opportunity to submit its evidence against Special Director of Intelligence Bureau Rajinder Kumar, in connection with the college student Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case.

Singh said there has been an allegation that the Gujarat police had carried out the fake encounter and investigation into it has been going on.

"There has also been allegation that some IB officials have done something wrong along with the Gujarat police. If CBI has the evidence, they should be given the opportunity to prove it," he said.

The Congress leader was responding to a question on the CBI's decision to summon the senior IB officer in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.

CBI director Ranjit Sinha has said the agency had enough evidence to back the summons issued to Kumar, a 1979-batch Manipur-Tripura cadre IPS officer, seeking to examine him again in connection with the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case probe.


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