Ever since David Headley called Ishrat Jahan an LeT member, ugly truths are tumbling out of the closet.
The latest is R.V.S. Mani, former under secretary in the home ministry, who told Times Now that he was forced to sign an affidavit from which references to Jahan and the other three being LeT operatives were removed.
Mani also disclosed something bigger and sinister – he pointed at the then home minister P Chidambaram for preparing the affidavit.
Mani also alleged that IPS officer Satish Verma, who was the lead investigator in the case, burnt him with cigarettes.
Before Mani, then home secretary G.K. Pillai had also accused Chidambaram of altering the affidavit. He had also stated that none of the other senior officers of the ministry had a hand in it.
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And former Director of Intelligence Bureau Rajendra Kumar had also revealed that attempts were made to use him as a pawn against Narendra Modi, who was the Gujarat chief minister at the time Jahan’s killing.
That the Congress played a very dirty game to gain an upper hand in their political battle against BJP is becoming clearer. Ishrat Jahan may have been lured into attacking Modi, as Pillai said, but changing an affidavit only for political gains is not right.