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NewDelhi:In what is certain to escalate the already vicious fight between the CBI and the IB over the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case,a former home ministry officer has alleged that a member of the CBI-SIT team had accused incumbent governments of orchestrating the terror attack on Parliament and the 26/11 carnage in Mumbai.
R V S Mani,who as home ministry under-secretary signed the affidavits submitted in court in the alleged encounter case,has said that Satish Verma,until recently a part of the CBI-SIT probe team,told him that both the terror attacks were set up with the objective of strengthening the counter-terror legislation (sic).Mani has said that Verma narrated that the 13.12.2001(attack on Parliament) was followed by Pota (Prevention of Terrorist Activities Act) and 26/11 2008 (terrorists siege of Mumbai) was followed by amendment to the UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). P 10
ENCOUNTER ROW TAKES MURKY TURN
Former home ministry official R V S Mani accuses IPS officer Satish Verma,until recently part of CBI-SIT probing the Ishrat Jahan encounter,of coercing him into signing a statement in the case
Verma,Mani claims,accused govt of orchestrating Parliament attack,26/11 to toughen anti-terrorist laws: He narrated that December 13,2001 (Parliament attack) was followed by POTA and November 26,2008 (Mumbai terror attack) was followed by amendment to UAPA Says Verma also doubted the counter-terror intelligence of IB in the Ishrat encounter case.