Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in a series of tweets on Monday said that the Ishrat Jahan affidavit controversy “is only to divert attention from the real issue.”
“Real issue is whether there was fake encounter & whether FOUR people already in custody were KILLED in that FAKE ENCOUNTER,” Chidambaram wrote in a series of tweets.
The veteran Congressman said that though he has no recollection of seeing the first affidavit. After the first affidavit ‘came the report of Magistrate SP Tamang.’
7. Real issue is whether there was fake encounter & whether FOUR people already in custody were KILLED in that FAKE ENCOUNTER.
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) April 25, 2016
“This report caused an uproar & there was demand mainly from Gujarat that Government of India should clarify or dispel misinterpretation being placed on the First affidavit. This is why a Second, short affidavit was filed,” he wrote.
His remarks came a day after the top party leaders decided to rake the contents of the CBI chargesheet filed in 2013.