Indian SC moved to initiate contempt against Chidambaram in Ishrat Jahan case

The former Finance Minister is accused of filing a ‘false’ affidavit in the case.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court had been moved on Monday for initiating contempt of court proceedings against former Home Minister P. Chidambaram for allegedly filing a ‘false’ affidavit in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.

Advocate M.L. Sharma who has filed this petition in public interest said that by filing a false affidavit, the former Home Minister had committed contempt and perjury. He also sought quashing of the false fake encounter case registered against Gujarat police officers, based on this affidavit.

He said on 11.2.2016 he came to know about the judicial proceeding and statement of Mr. David Headley, who conspired with the Lashkar-e-Taiba, for short LeT, in plotting the 26/11/2008 Mumbai attacks, stated via video conference and  recorded in the special court at Mumbai declared above 4 persons including of Ishrat Jahan who were killed in Jun 2004 by the Gujarat Police,were part of LeT terrorist organisation belonging to Pakistan and they were assigned to kill then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi.

He said that it is a judicial fact that all 4 persons including Ishrat Jahan killed by the Gujarat state police were terrorists. In Jun 2004 within planned conspiracy Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist organization assigned target to their four members, Ishrat Jahan Raza, a 19-year-old woman from Mumbra, Maharashtra, Javed Ghulam Sheikh (born as Pranesh Pillai),Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar, to kill Mr. Modi.

Gujarat state police claimed that Ishrat Jahan and her associates were Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives based on an affidavit filed by the IB in theGujarat High Court during FBI interrogation that Ishrat Jahan was a Fidayeen. However, this affidavit was changed within few months at the instance of Mr. Chidambaram. As a resul Gujarat police officers are facing false cases, he said and sought a direction to quash the case against the police officers and to initiate contempt of court proceedings against Chidambaram.

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