NEW DELHI: The government is examining files related to the Ishrat Jahan case after statements made by several bureaucrats that the previous UPA regime had changed affidavits to fix political rivals.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that he was aware of the revelations and the Ministry was examining files related to the case.
According to sources, the notings on files related to the controversial affidavit clearly indicted former Home Minister P Chidambaram, who by-passed Ministry officials and amended the first affidavit filed in a Gujarat court. In the first affidavit, MHA had given a clean chit to the Gujarat Police, claiming that Jahan and others were terrorists, while in the second affidavit a month later, the Home Ministry did a u-turn saying that intelligence inputs on Jahan and three others killed in an alleged fake encounter did not constitute conclusive proof and favoured a CBI probe into the encounter.
“Ministry will take appropriate action after examining the records,” a senior Home Ministry officer said but refused to set a deadline for the same.