New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government alleging conspiracy to put him behind bars in connection with 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.

Ishrat case: CBI may summon Modi, Amit Shah

While addressing the Chief Ministers conclave on internal security in New Delhi on Wednesday, he referred to the CBI’s role into the Jahan case saying the UPA government is misusing and destroying the dignity of the constitutional institutions like CBI and IB.

“Your (Prime Minister) government is searching for a way to send Modi behind the bars. If you want to send me to jail, surely do it but don’t misuse the institutions like CBI and IB,” the Gujarat Chief Minister had said.

In recent time, there were reports that Modi and his close aide Amit Shah may face some more trouble as CBI is reportedly mulling to summon them for questioning in connection with 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.  

Ishrat Jahan, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai and alleged Pakistani nationals Zeeshan Johar and Amjad Ali Rana were killed in an encounter on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004. Gujarat Police claimed that they were part of a conspiracy to assassinate Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

(JPN/Bureau)

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