Police to find missing files of Ishrat Jahan encounter

Dead body of Ishra Jahan and other accused
Dead body of Ishrat Jahan and other accused

Delhi: In a move that could lead political storm, Home Ministry has lodged a FIR in connection with the missing files related to the controversial Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.

Parliament Street Police station in new Delhi has registered a case under Section 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servants) of IPC on the complaint of an Undersecretary rank officer deputed in Home Ministry. FIR explains why, how and under what circumstances” five documents related to the Ishrat Jahan case went missing from the record room. police are requested to probe the mystery of missing documents.

Though the case is registered against unidentified persons, Needle of suspicion is against congress leader P Chidambaram who was Home Minister in 2009, when files went missing. The move came on the report of the inquiry panel, headed by an Additional Secretary, stating that papers were “removed knowingly or unknowingly or misplaced” in September 2009.

Report said officer could locate only one paper out of the five documents related to the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. After a three-month-long investigation, inquiry panel submitted its report on 15 June before the minister. The report did not mention the name of any minister from UPA government.

A written communication was sent to the Delhi police commissioner on 26 August. After initial probe, Police registered a case on 22 September.

The missing paper includes enclosure sent by the then Home Secretary to the then Attorney General, an office copy of another letter sent by then Home Secretary to the then AG . Also, draft further affidavit as vetted by the then AG, draft further affidavit “as amended” by the then Home Minister and an office copy of the further affidavit filed with the Gujarat High Court. All this paper were sent in the month of September 2009 by Home Ministry.

The only paper that could be located on the computer hard disk is the letter sent by the then Home Secretary to the then AG.

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