The Shiv Sena on Friday criticised BJP MP and former Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh over his claim that he was asked to go after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was then the Gujarat chief minister, while he was part of the SIT investigating the Ishrat Jahan case.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the latest revelations in this regard at this point of time holds no significance.
“This should have been told when he was pressurised; now saying this has no meaning when he is a part of the ruling dispensation. You can claim your patriotism when you are pressurised to do anti-national activities and you don`t worry about them and carry on your work,” Raut said.
“Telling this after getting a post is in the government is of no use,” he added.
The Baghpat MP had yesterday claimed that he was asked by the then Union home minister in the UPA regime to `go up to Narendra Modi`.
Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to set up an inquiry commission to bring out the truth in the Ishrat Jahan case.
He also claimed that the SIT had conducted a partial investigation and influenced witnesses to prove that it was a fake encounter by the Gujarat Police while asserting that their penultimate target was the then Gujarat chief minister.
“I was told to go right up to the top, go up to Modi ji. (I was told) that`s why you have been selected. I had refused,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court today rejected the plea seeking to quash the criminal case against the Gujarat policemen who were involved in fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan in view of the statement made by 26/11 conspirator David Coleman Headley on the alleged LeT terrorist.
In his deposition last month, Headley had claimed that Mumbra resident Ishrat Jahan was a suicide bomber for Pakistan-based terror outfit LeT.