No preliminary enquiry against Modi’s ministers, CBI clarifies

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Just hours after it was reported that the CBI had filed a preliminary enquiry against his top ministers of BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi based on new evidence in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, the CBI issued a denial. The CBI claimed that no such preliminary enquiry had been registered.

Initial reports said that the CBI had reportedly recovered a CD which had recordings of discussions between top Gujarat leaders and policemen on derailing the probe into the case.

The conversations on the CD reportedly dated to November 2011 and took place a day before a SIT appointed by the Gujarat High Court was to submit its report in the case.

The meetings were said to have been held between Modi’s personal secretary GC Murmu, AK Sharma and a few other ministers and police officials. Murmu and Sharma have also been questioned over the matter in September 2013.