Accused in Sohrabuddin alleged fake encounter case, Narendra Modi’ aide Amit Shah on Tuesday questioned why only encounters in Gujarat were being investigated and sought to drag the Prime Minister in the controversy.

Claiming the case against him was fake, Mr. Shah, who was Home Minister under the Chief Ministership of Mr. Modi, said Gujarat was being singled out to defame the BJP and Mr. Modi due to political motives as 17 of the 18 cases being investigated out of 1,500 encounter cases in the country were from his state.

The BJP general secretary, who is out on bail, questioned why the Prime Minister or the Union Home Minister were not facing similar investigations in cases involving central agency IB.

“These investigations are being done to defame the BJP and Narendra Modi,” Shah, who is now UP incharge of BJP, told a news channel.