New Delhi: Hitting back, Congress yesterday brought Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in the line of fire on the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter issue alleging that the “tsunami of misinformation” was being spread to “save their skin” in the case.
Congress leaders (L-R) Mallikarjun Kharge, Kapil Sibal and Anand Sharma at the press conference Pic/PTI
“Simple truth is that this web of deceit and deception is being woven by government and certain sections of media to save the skin of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and BJP President, Shri Amit Shah,” said senior party leaders including Mallikarjun Kharge and Anand Sharma said.
Addressing a joint press conference along with them, party leaders Kapil Sibal, Abhishek Singhvi and Shaktisinh Gohil released copy of a four-page statement of a Gujarat police officer D H Goswami before a Magistrate, which speaks about “kali dadhi” (black beard) and “safed dadhi” (white beard).
Sibal claimed Goswami had quoted the then senior Gujarat IPS officer D G Vanzara as saying ahead of the encounter that he had already got the “green signal from Black Beard and White Beard”. They claimed that the “harsh reality” in the backdrop of Goswami’s statement is that the “fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan and three other accomplices was ordered by the then Chief Minister and present Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the then MoS, Gujarat Amit Shah.”