David Headley pointed out Ishrat’s LeT link, defiant IB states

Digvijaya Singh

Digvijaya Singh

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday requested the federal government to explain on Ishrat Jahan’s alleged terror links – a requirement that’s been vetted through the BJP, that is attempting to corner the federal government within the change in your home ministry’s affidavit on their own antecedents.

Even while a Congress-BJP political slugfest within the “fake encounter” originates with Congress leader Digvijaya Singh asking the house ministry to explain if Headley – who interviewed 26/11 targets for Lashkar-e-Taiba – had indeed flagged Ishrat’s LeT links, the NIA extract fanned the debate further. Based on excerpts from Headley’s “unabridged” statement towards the NIA, distributed to TOI, the American LeT operative, on being requested about Ishrat, stated LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi had told him in 2005 that they was a part of Muzammil’s “botched up” procedures.

“The NIA says something, the IB says [another factor] and also the CBI another thing. There must be clearness on which these government departments say. Media sources [regarding news reviews on Ishrat’s alleged terror links] ought to be investigated… They’re distributing stress in America,” Mr. Singh stated.

Using the CBI naming senior IB official Rajinder Kumar as complicit within the fake encounter of Ishrat and three others, the disclosure of Headley’s statement to NIA made an appearance to become retaliation by his co-workers who’re upset about Kumar being allegedly a “collateral victim” from the Congress-BJP fight.

Oddly enough, the NIA didn’t place this part of Headley’s interrogation within the public domain, apparently on the floor it came to hearsay. Intelligence sources, however, question the way the relaxation of Headley’s facts were looked into and looked at as the Ishrat bit was reduced.

The BJP also attempted to attract the PMO within the ongoing political slugfest, saying the PMO should break its silence around the problem.

Later, Mr. Shinde stated he’d verify reviews which recommended that Headley had told the NIA that Ishrat had links with LeT. “Digvijay Singh has met [beside me]. Allow me to consider the problem elevated by him. Allow me to talk to agencies concerned,” the Minister later told journalists.

Although the MHA modified the affidavit in ’09, it just delinked itself in the follow-up action around the IB inputs, but stopped lacking disowning the inputs on terror links from the slain module.

The MHA affidavit had stated how Ishrat was praised like a martyr around the LeT website as well as in its publication Ghazva Occasions right after the encounter.

The posts had umbrage to her veil being removed. Oddly enough, the publish around the stated website was drawn off in 2007, as well as an apology tendered on her being labeled a LeT cadre. This came right before Gopinath Pillai, father of Javed Sheikh, filed a petition within the Top Court demanding a CBI probe in to the encounter.