I was allured by UPA to frame Modi, says former SIT chief

PTI12_15_2015_000276B (File) Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

A former Mumbai police commissioner and BJP MP Satyapal Singh on Thursday said that as the SIT chairman he was allured by the then Congress-led UPA government to frame Narendra Modi in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was then the chief minister of Gujarat.

"I got a call from one of the top Congress leaders, who said that home minister has selected you especially for a mission and that mission is to prove the entire case a lie and you have to reach up to Gujarat chief minister," Singh, a parliamentarian from Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh) said.

Singh was speaking while participating in a discussion on the calling attention motion on alleged alteration of affidavit relating to Ishrat Jahan case.

"I was allured. I told this to then chief minister of Maharashtra and his secretary," he said.

"I told them that I can't do this work. My soul does not allow me to do so," he said while clarifying why he left to continue as the chairman of the SIT.

"Neither Congress nor BJP can pressurise me. I thought, whatever report I will submit, I will be targeted. So I made excuses of not knowing Gujrati and left," he said, adding that "I even told the home minister that I can't work under such circumstances."

Singh also accused the then UPA government of pressurising the officers of CFSL for changing the report.

He also demanded a commission of enquiry to probe the matter thoroughly.

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