A day after the Special Investigation Team probing Gujarat riot cases raised doubts about genuineness of Ishrat encounter case, Congress on Saturday said BJP government in Gujarat is "famous worldwide for fake encounters."
"We are not surprised at it. We have earlier also seen similar cases. Narendra Modi government in Gujarat is famous worldwide for fake encounters. About half a dozen IPS officers in the BJP ruled state are already behind bars in fake encounter cases," party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmed told reporters on .
His remarks came a day after senior IPS officer and a member of Special Investigation Team, Satish Verma on Friday raised doubts over the circumstances of the killings in Ishrat Jahan encounter case before the Gujarat High Court and sought a fresh FIR.
During the hearing, Verma had told the division bench of Justices Jayant Patel and Abhilasha Kumari that "there are two possibilities in the case; one is that four people (who got) killed in the encounter had come to kill Gujarat chief minister (Narendra Modi), and the other is that they were killed in cold blood by the police".
"There is a possibility of the second one (having taken place) irrespective of the first one," he had told the High Court.