Cause of concern is that CBI allowed itself to be misused: Jaitley

Agencies    31-Dec-2014

New Delhi, December 31: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that it is cause of concern that CBI allowed itself to be misused against party Chief Amit Shah in Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case.

On Tuesday, a special CBI court discharged Shah in the case. In a statement, Jaitley said that the charges against BJP President had no basis and without analysing the evidence in detail, the media allowed itself to report as briefed by the CBI.

He said he was relieved at the fact the independent judicial system in India has vindicated Shah after hearing the lawyers of the CBI and Sohrabuddin's brother.

The Minister said he was amongst the few voices which had consistently maintained in the past three years that the prosecution of BJP chief was a case of no evidence.

Giving details of a letter he wrote as the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha to the then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Jaitley stated the charges were filed against Shah at the behest of the then government.