NEW DELHI: Former Home Secretary G K Pillai on Thursday made an explosive revelation indicting Congress-led UPA government for interfering in the Ishrat Jahan case. Pillai confirmed that changes were made in a second affidavit filed by Union Home Ministry in 2009 and that was done at the political level.
Pillai was Home Secretary when two affidavits related to Ishrat Jahan case was filed in the Gujarat Court.
In the first affidavit, filed by Home Ministry in Gujarat High Court in August 2009, it said that Ishrat and the three men killed with her were LeT operatives, and Ministry also objected to a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). In the second affidavit filed in September 2009, Home Ministry did a volte face saying that intelligence inputs on Ishrat Jahan and three others killed in encounter did not constitute conclusive proof.
Pillai, who served as Union Home Secretary between July 1, 2009 to June 29, 2011 told a TV Channel that changes in second affidavit was done at the political level. Pillai said in first affidavit “it was mentioned that these people were LeT but later this portion was deleted.”