CBI has recorded the statements of two passive agents of the Ahmedabad crime branch (CB) and the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB) who had allegedly assisted them in nabbing and illegally detaining Jishan Johar and Amjad Ali, two deceased in the Ishrat Jahan case.
“We grilled the two passive agents in detail and have recorded their statements,” said a CBI source.
The agency is likely to mention their role in the supplementary charge sheet to be submitted at end of month, according to the source. Johar and Ali were described as alleged Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives in the CB records.
The passive agents — named in the CBI’s case charge sheet and also referred to as ‘C1’ and ‘C2’ in witness testimonies — were alleged LeT operatives trained in Pakistan, according to a home ministry source.
According to the charge sheet, ‘C1’ and ‘C2’ had assisted a team of CB and SIB officials in managing the illegal custody of Johar in April and Ali in May 2004 on their arrival in Ahmedabad.
As per the witness statement of police inspector BA Patel, C1 and C2 were allegedly “removed” from Ahmedabad after the statement of case-witness Moti Desai was recorded in December 2010.