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Updated: July 2, 2013 03:36 IST

CBI chief seeks security for officers probing Ishrat case

Devesh K. Pandey
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CBI Director Ranjit Sinha
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A CBI Superintendent of Police and a Special Public Prosecutor have received threats

A CBI Superintendent of Police probing the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case and the agency’s Nagpur-based Special Public Prosecutor have received threats to their lives, leading the agency to seek security cover for them from the Union Home Ministry and the Maharashtra government. The first charge sheet is expected to be filed by Wednesday.

It is learnt that Sandeep Madhukar Tamgadge, a 2001 batch IPS officer of the Nagaland cadre, and the Special Public Prosecutor, both based in Nagpur, have been receiving anonymous threats over telephone.

“We have asked the Union Home Ministry and the Maharashtra government to provide security to our officers probing the case,” said CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on the sidelines of an Interpol conference here on Monday. As directed by the Gujarat High Court, the charge sheet in the case would be filed by July 4. The agency would seek more time to probe the conspiracy angle. As earlier reported by The Hindu, the charge sheet will focus only on the roles of police officers allegedly directly involved in the killing of 19-year-old Ishrat Jahan and three others in 2004.

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We should be proud to have such officers who fight terrorists and
eliminate them, even if the encounter is a staged one....why such a hue
and cry over death of a suicide bomber??...what if they would have
become successful in their plans??...hunting down officer will give a
very negative message...they will start saving their jobs rather than
fighting terrorists...May be that will give satisfaction to our so
called secularists and human right propagandists, for they seem to be
only concerned with safety of terrorists and not the common people.

from:  ASHOKA
Posted on: Jul 2, 2013 at 22:04 IST

This is the same CBI chief who showed the coalgate report to those who
were involved and filed it with the supreme court. He should have
resigned. How can one trust him with free investigation since he has
already proved himself a stooge of the ruling government. All these
noises are being made to elicit sympathy.

from:  raghavan
Posted on: Jul 2, 2013 at 11:57 IST

Supreme court should ask CBI to investigate all the encounter deaths
all over india in the past ten years with similar zeal.

It is unfortunate to target Gujarat police officers just to tarnish
MODI for political gains.

Please remember that there are many questions unanswered in this case
including the testimony of david headley to FBI, about ishrat jahan as
well as LASKHAR e toiba's bulletin mentioning her name as a recruit.

So, don't jump to biased conclusions with the report of congress
bureau of investigation (CBI ) and congress supporting pseudosecular
indian english media

from:  senapathy
Posted on: Jul 2, 2013 at 11:49 IST

I think Mr. roy's comment is funny n foolish. CBI do have police officer but they specialize in investigation not in security arrangement. Some people just want to criticize the institutions without having basic sense of understanding.

from:  aasif rehman
Posted on: Jul 2, 2013 at 11:35 IST

It is very humorous to read about the CBI chief asking for security
cover for its officers. Who can provide security to them? Definitely,
the police force and CBI is comprised of police officers alone. Does the
CBI chief want to hire private sleuths for the purpose or import
security staff from abroad? Does he not trust his own kin? It is a very
funny situation.

from:  S G Roy
Posted on: Jul 2, 2013 at 11:04 IST

The CBI is very naive.For murdering minorities through encounter method
if the courts dont give the right verdict there are enough people to
give them vigilante justice.

from:  Prof.Paul.V.John
Posted on: Jul 2, 2013 at 05:45 IST

This is a test case for CBI to prove their independence. There is a general feeling with common man CBI is a tool in the hands of the Parties in power and they are not independent. CBI is an important institution for a good governance, along with other institutions like CAG, Election Commission etc. Supreme court can intervene only when a case comes to them. It is a golden opportunity for Ranjit Sinha and his senior officers to show their fairness and independence.

from:  Narayanan Krishnan
Posted on: Jul 2, 2013 at 04:37 IST

If they want security then they must proceed aggressively, arrest Amit
Shah. He is known to use people in extra-judicial killings. He can have
these investigators bumped off.

from:  Naveed
Posted on: Jul 2, 2013 at 03:45 IST

When the CBI chief seeks security for his officers shows the security lapses for sincere officers doing their jobs, RTI activists and the like. Is it due to corrupt politicians, their muscle and money power? Are these people above the law and difficult to be tackled because they are inducing fear? The route cause for all these may be pointed towards corruption, greed and wrong governance. The government should bring in a strong Jan Lok Pal and punish all the corrupt. Anna Hazare’s vision should be fulfilled in the interest of Aam Aadmi.

from:  DORAI
Posted on: Jul 2, 2013 at 03:42 IST
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