Washington, Sep 11: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday, Sep 10, defended the BJP government in Gujarat affidavit in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.
"If a state government acts as though intelligence inputs are evidence or conclusive proof, I am sorry for that state government... Certainly no one suggested that based on an intelligence input you should kill someone," he told in a press conference here.
"I think too much is being attributed to that affidavit if it is meant to defend the government of Gujarat against the excesses that may have been committed by its police. I am sorry for the government of Gujarat and the manner in which it runs its police administration," he said.
"What did the affidavit say?," he asked and added, "To the best of my knowledge the affidavit says that intelligence inputs were shared with the Gujarat government."
Earlier on Tuesday, Sep 8, a report of the investigation conducted by magistrate S P Tamang said Ishrat and three others were gunned down in fake encounter by police officers for selfish motives.