The Congress on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah of obstructing the judicial process by blocking the trial of accused in Ishrat Jahan's alleged staged shootout case pending in a Ahmedabad court.“Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah are shamelessly misleading the country and obstructing judicial process by blocking trial of accused in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case,” party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in a statement released here. “Modi government is using a web of selective news leaks, deceptive statements of its ministers and non-grant of sanction for prosecution of the accused to ensure mistrial and re-investigation through pliable investigating agencies,” he added.
Surjewala also asserted that Modi and Shah need to tell 125 crore Indians about the real motive behind their desperation to shut down the trial in Ishrat Jahan case. “What is it that they (Modi and Shah) seek to hide or are scared of? They need to place these things before the nation. Modi government is relying upon patent falsehood to hide the facts of the case,” he said. The Congress party also accused the prime minister of “intentionally hiding the charge sheet that was filed by the CBI in accordance with the Gujarat High Court monitored investigation”. “Modi government also deliberately omits to point out that a case of murder and other offences under Indian Penal Code was registered in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case on the direction of Division Bench of Gujarat High Court,” Surjewala said.He accused the duo “of falsely hiding behind the language of pleadings before the court to ensure that no trial takes place and truth does not come out.”