Singh’s reference was to IB officials citing a Federal Bureau of Investigation letter, which quoted terrorist David Headley describing Ishrat Jahan to the FBI as a “female suicide bomber” of the LeT.
Shinde said he would verify reports about Headley's disclosure.
"Digvijay Singh has met me. Let me look into the matter raised by him. Let me speak to the agencies concerned," the home minister said.
The Headley link has been used to contradict claims that Ishrat Jahan may have been close to Pranesh Pillai alias Javed Sheikh - one of the other three killed in the alleged fake encounter of June 2004 - but wasn't a terrorist.
By evening, the BJP too echoed Digvijay Singh's demand for a clarification from the home ministry on Ishrat's antecedents and wondered why the Home Ministry had changed its position in the court.
"Digvijay Singh has raised some very important questions and… asked the Home Ministry to clarify. BJP underlines that this clarification is very much needed," BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said.
The BJP also tried to draw the PMO in the ongoing political slugfest, saying the PMO should break its silence on the issue.
Sitharaman also asked the home ministry to clarify why it changed its original 2007 affidavit - that branded Ishrat Jahan as a Lashkar terrorist -- in 2009. "What were the reasons and at whose instructions this was done," she said.