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Chidambaram: NDA govt creating fake controversy over Ishrat affidavits

New Delhi: Congress leader and former Home Minister P Chidambaram yesterday accused the Modi government of creating a “fake controversy” over two affidavits filed in the Ishrat Jahan case and preparing a “doctored” report on the missing files.

P Chidambaram
P Chidambaram

In a statement after a report suggested that the panel probing to find the missing files related to Ishrat Jahan case “tutored” a witness, Chidambaram said the news report “comprehensively exposed the fake controversy” created by the NDA government on the two affidavits filed by the central government in the case.

“The moral of the story is that even a doctored report (of the Inquiry Officer) cannot hide the truth. The real issue is whether Ishrat Jahan and three others were killed in a genuine encounter or a fake encounter. Only the trial of the case, pending since July 2013, will bring out the truth,” he said.

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