Partly Cloudy
11°CWed :Clear/Wind. High: 16 Low: 3

FBI told Indian govt about ‘suicide bomber Ishrat Jahan in 2009′: IB

FBI told Indian govt about ‘suicide bomber Ishrat Jahan in 2009': IB

New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the controversy surrounding the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, which has posed questions over the role of the Intelligence Bureau. In a fresh development, a letter by the IB to the Home Ministry in June in connection with the case has alleged that the US’ FBI had mentioned in 2009 that Ishrat Jahan could be a suicide bomber.

According to reports, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in 2009, on the basis of their interrogation of Lashkar-e-Toiba operative David Headley, had sent a letter to the Indian government, informing that Ishrat Jahan was recruited by Muzammil, a terror operative.

The FBI report, which has been shared by the Intelligence Bureau, has claimed that LeT operative Zaki-ur-Rehman had told Headley about the induction of Ishrat in the terror module.

However, notably, the NIA’s interrogation of Headley does not mention anything about the 19-year-old, who was killed in an encounter in Gujarat.

The revelations have been made as the Intelligence Bureau has lodged a strong protest with the Union Home Ministry against the CBI. It has said that the investigating agency’s move would only hurt the morale of the officers of IB.

In a formal letter, IB director Asif Ibrahim said the CBI’s move to prosecute its officials in the alleged fake encounter case in Gujarat, would be “disastrous for the morale of IB officers” and would harm the country’s internal security.

Sources said Ibrahim wanted to put on record IB’s displeasure over the CBI’s alleged attempt to frame IB officers the alleged encounter that took place nine years ago and wanted the government’s action over it.

The IB has been maintaining that its officials only provided intelligence inputs and had nothing to do with any alleged fake encounter.

Besides, it has also been maintaining that the CBI does not have enough evidence to prosecute IB officers in the alleged fake encounter case.

The CBI has told a court in Ahmedabad that it would further investigate the role of four IB officials, including Special Director of the IB Rajendra Kumar, in the alleged fake encounter case.

The IB’s letter, received by the just retired Union Home Secretary RK Singh, has been forwarded to the Prime Minister’s Office for further action.

The Ministry of Personnel, which is the nodal Ministry of CBI, falls under the direct jurisdiction of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

 

Top Stories

227436-priyanka

Priyanka Gandhi denies reports that she wished to contest against Narendra Modi

April-23-2014
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, presently managing the campaign for Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in Amethi and Rae Bareli, was reportedly willing
money300

Black money may account for 1/3rd of Rs 30k Cr poll expenses

April-22-2014
New Delhi: As general elections draw closer, ‘unaccounted money’ may account for over tierce of total Rs 30,000 large integer calculable to
MalaysiaAirlinesPlaneTakeOff_large

Malaysia to issue death certificates in missing plane

April-22-2014
The Malaysian government can issue death certificates for passengers of missing Flight MH370 and supply monetary help to families still hanging onto
nexux

Google engaged on a budget Nexus smartphone

April-22-2014
Google has been in the news since last number of years for engaged on a budget Nexus smartphone. However, the items haven’t
fdf1cd30-c9db-11e3-9371-91f8250ebe24_IMG_8573

Bollywood celebrities support AAP

April-22-2014
  Bollywood celebrities support AAP After fielding screenland candidates like Gul Panag, Jaaved Jaffrey and Jaspinder Narula from various Lok Sabha constituencies,
muslim-s2

In geographical area, Muslims bitter but see few choices on the far side Cong

April-22-2014
In Maharashtra muslims are also sad regarding the means within which the state has “illegally detained” kids in terror cases. Muslims kind