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Inputs on Ishrat were based on LeT intercepts: Rajinder Kumar to CBI

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Jun 18, 2013 at 08:42pm IST

New Delhi: Intelligence Bureau Special Director Rajinder Kumar, who was interrogated in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, on Tuesday told the CBI that the inputs generated by the intelligence agency were genuine and based on intercepts of terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba.

The interrogation details accessed by CNN-IBN reveal that Rajinder Kumar has denied any involvement in the alleged fake encounter and said that he didn't advice the Gujarat Police to do the encounter killings.

Rajinder Kumar also claimed the plans of Ishrat and associates, who were killed in an alleged fake encounter by a team of Gujarat Police, were also corroborated by LeT operative and 26/11 Mumbai attacks convict David Headley.

Complete Ishrat Jahan probe, file chargesheet by July 4: HC to CBI

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday asked the CBI to complete investigation in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case and file the chargesheet in the court by July 4, 2013.

The HC further directed the CBI to disassociate IPS officer Satish Verma from the case. The HC said that the CBI should focus investigation on illegal confinement and fake encounter.

The court also said that the CBI should not waste time in unnecessary issues and should not waste time in finding out the status of the persons who have been killed.

Meanwhile, Ishrat's mother Shamima Kausar said that she is happy that after fighting for nine years the truth has finally surfaced.

"I've been fighting for the last nine years and after so long the truth is out. My daughter has been proven innocent, Shamima said.

"We had been always saying Ishrat was innocent. She was killed in cold blood, this was a fake encounter. We had full faith in our judiciary, now SIT report has proved Ishrat was innocent," Ishrat's uncle Rauf Lala.

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