Cong rejects BJP's 'false case' charge, says CBI not foolish
Rejecting BJP's allegation that CBI had fabricated charges against former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, Congress today said that the probe agency was not foolish or idiotic to face the wrath of the Supreme Court by filing a false case.delhi Updated: Jul 25, 2010 21:20 IST
Rejecting BJP's allegation that CBI had fabricated charges against former Gujarat minister Amit Shah, Congress on Sunday said that the probe agency was not foolish or idiotic to face the wrath of the Supreme Court by filing a false case.
"Do you think CBI is full of bunch of fools who will risk their entire career by making false allegations, non-existing allegations which are going to be examined by the Supreme Court?" Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters in New Delhi countering the BJP's charges.
"The CBI is not foolish or idiotic to face the wrath of the Supreme Court by filing a false case," he said adding the BJP leader was trying to "fool the country" by claiming that he was being arrested under false allegations.
"Charge sheet is not made overnight. Charge sheet is a collection of evidence... Here, in over five-six months of investigation the CBI has got enough evidence against Amit Shah," Singhvi said.
He claimed there have been attempts to delay the course of law and said, "The law will take its own course. There have been attempts to delay that course and obstruct it."
Another Congress spokesman Shakeel Ahmed said after Shah, Chief Minister Narendra Modi should be prepared to face some "uncomfortable" questions in the case.
He claimed the BJP was "nervous" with the developments in the Supreme Court-monitored probe in the case and was using pressure tactics to block the probe.
"Shah was only a Minister of State for Home. The transfers of many IPS officers in the state were made by Narendra Modi. It is our understanding that these uncomfortable questions will be asked... Modi will have to answer them," Ahmed said.
"BJP is nervous and afraid that the investigation may go beyond Amit Shah and, hence, are using pressure tactics to block further investigation into the case," Ahmed claimed.
The CBI on Sunday arrested Shah in the sensational case when he appeared before the agency for questioning in Ahmedabad after evading CBI for four days.
Ahmed said law will take its own course in the matter and added "it is unfortunate that the BJP was trying to defend a cold blooded murder (of Sohrabuddin)."
The Congress spokesman said Shah had no option but to appear before the CBI as there was no possibility of any court granting him anticipatory bail in the case.