New Delhi: The ongoing row between the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over Ishrat Jahan case seems to be posing threat to the national security. According to the sources, the spy agency has stopped sharing intelligence inputs related to terror acts with the Centre.

Only such inputs are shared with the states which come through various agencies to the Multi-Agency Centre (MAC).

The Intelligence Bureau sends a daily report of incidences that take place in the country to the Prime Minister Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Besides, it also submits a separate report on the inputs related to terror activities in the country. Based on these reports, the defence forces and state governments are directed to take necessary steps to strengthen the law and order situation.

“The Intelligence Bureau reports are very important as far as the internal security of the country is concerned. Without IB’s report, it is quite difficult to fight terrorism,” a senior official from the MHA said on terms of anonymity.

“The intelligence inputs on Bodh Gaya serial blasts came from MAC via several other agencies. These inputs were sent to the state on a routine basis. This was the reason why proper security arrangements were not done at the site. Apart from sharing inputs coming from other agencies, earlier the IB played active role in foiling terror plots,” the official added.

According to the CBI, IB officer Rajinder Kumar was heading state investigation bureau in 2004 when the encounter was carried out. IB Director Asif Ibrahim had written a letter to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shine against the CBI investigation targeting Rajinder Kumar, who allegedly produced fake inputs about those killed in the 2004 encounter.

(Niloo Ranjan/JPN)

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