Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

CBI, MHA spar over sharing Ishrat case diary

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 10, 2014
First Published: 22:13 IST(10/6/2014) | Last Updated: 01:35 IST(11/6/2014)

In a development that could stall prosecution of four Intelligence Bureau (IB) officers accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter, the home ministry and the CBI are on a collision course over sharing of the case diary.

The home ministry on Monday insisted that it would need the CBI’s case diary to decide if the government should sanction prosecution of the four officers including a retired special director, IB. The CBI, however, insists only the courts were entitled to examine its case diary under the law.

“Under the Code of Criminal Procedure, an investigating agency cannot share its case diary with any authority,” said a CBI official.

The case diary records key events and findings in a probe.

The CBI had earlier charged eight Gujarat police officials of executing the “fake encounter” on June 15, 2004 along with the four IB officers for killing four people including Ishrat Jahan in “cold blood”.


Advertisement
more from India

Police to conduct polygraphic test on DIG Paraskar

The Mumbai crime branch has sent a letter to deputy inspector general Sunil Paraskar in a bid to seek his permission to conduct a polygraphic and lie detector tests on him. While the police are awaiting a response from Paraskar, the officials said that they would soon approach the court to seek its permission.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved