Guwahati: Targeting the Government over the CBI chargesheet in Ishrat Jahan staged shootout case, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the government should disclose ‘her terror links.’

The CBI on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in which it claimed that Ishrat Jahan had no terrorist links. Seven police officers were chargesheeted for the staged shootout of 2004.

The Bharatiya Janata Party president claimed that the case was being hyped for political purposes. He also took the Government to task over its handling of the economy. Talking to reporters in Guwahati, Rajnath Singh said the government should disclose which terrorist outfit Ishrat Jahan was associated with.

"What was her track record? With which terror outfit was she linked? There should be a disclosure from the government on this," he said. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president said over 3,000 staged shootouts had taken place before 2002, but the hype was being created only around Ishrat Jahan case.

"Hype is being created on the issue for political purposes," he said. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chargesheet in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case said that she and other three persons were killed in cold blood, in an operation jointly conducted by Gujarat Police and the Intelligence Bureau.  Talking on other political developments, Rajnath Singh told reporters that the government must first discuss the Food Security Bill in Parliament, not bring in an ordinance.


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