New Delhi: Amid a tussle with Intelligence Bureau in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday said, its probe in the alleged role of a senior IB officer is not limited to the input given by him, but will cover his possible role in the conspiracy.
    
CBI sources said they want to question Special Director Rajinder Kumar, a 1979-batch IPS officer from Manipur-Tripura cadre again, as some indications about his alleged involvement in the conspiracy have surfaced.
    
The sources said the focus of the agency's probe has never been the intelligence input, which had led to the controversial encounter, but on whether intelligence officers were active participants in the conspiracy behind the killing of 19-year old Ishrat Jahan, a college student, in 2004.
    
They said another round of questioning of Kumar becomes important to complete its probe into the alleged conspiracy, as the charge sheet is likely to be finalized in the last week of this month.
    
The sources said the agency would seek clarifications from the officer about the claims made by witnesses and other pointers, which indicate his alleged role in the conspiracy leading to the encounter.
      
During the first round of questioning recently, Kumar claimed the input was genuine to the best of his knowledge and there was a threat to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's life in the after 2002 Godhra riots from the terror groups, especially LeT.
      
CBI's questioning of Kumar has triggered a row and Union Home Secretary RK Singh convened a meeting of the agency's Director Ranjit Sinha and IB Chief Asif Ibrahim on Friday to discuss the issue in detail.

(Agencies)

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