Sohrabuddin case: BJP accuses Congress of framing its leader

Last Updated: Tue, May 14, 2013 17:10 hrs

Jaipur, May 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janta Party Tuesday accused the Congress of using the CBI for framing its leader of opposition in Rajasthan and former state home minister Gulab Chand Kataria in Soharabuddin Sheikh killing case.

Reacting to the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) supplementary charge sheet filed in Mumbai court in which agency named Kataria as an accused in the case, senior BJP leaders said that the Congress wants to gain political mileage by framing him just a few months before the state is to witness assembly polls. Assembly polls are due in November/December this year.

BJP state chief and former chief minister Vashundhara Raje said that the entire case against Kataria is based on fake and staged facts.

"Congress has political malice behind framing the senior BJP leader. The entire party is with him. We will fight against the injustice together," said Raje in a statement.

Senior BJP leader and former minister Pratap Singh Singhavi said that Congress is now only using the CBI with political motivations.

"The Congress had used the agency to frame another senior BJP leader in Rajasthan Rajendra Singh Rathore in a fake 'encounter' case. However, the court discharged him which proves that BJP leaders are being framed without any evidence," said Singhvi.

He said that Congress fears that it will loose heavily in the assembly elections in the state scheduled to take place later this year.

However, a Congress spokesperson said that the CBI has named Kataria after a long and independent investigation.

"Let the law take its own course," said the spokesperson.

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