David Headley’s revelations – nothing worthwhile for further action on security and strategic defense of India
By merely re-iterating his earlier statement that Ishrat Jehan, killed by Gurarat police, in collaboration with the Central IB, David Coleman Hedley, did not provide any fruitful and significant inputs facilitating further probes by Indian Security Agencies. Earlier also Headley stated that Ishrat Jehan was an LeT operative, without related information about her network and hierarchy in LeT and specific operations carried out by she and her friends in India and other places. Of course, his statement has been music to the ears of B.J.P Leaders and Organizers of fake encounters like DIG Vanjara of Gurjart Police, who in his resignation letter in 2013 had confirmed that encounters were carried out, in pursuance of a well-conceived strategic policy of Modi Govt.
Perhaps, there is tie up between USA and India about Headley who must have been assured of immunity from legal action in India and USA for his culpable role as an operative of LeT.
Utilizing each point of Headleys revelations, no purposeful investigation is possible because he religiously avoided data about present whereabouts, resources, associates and future plans of LeT and its terrorists and sister Organizations. Information on terrorists who were killed in police action is of not much use. But those planers and perpetrators of fake encounters can built up further on their defense and their political friends can boast about feasibility and effectiveness of their counter terrorist propaganda.
Justification of the killing of Ishrat Jehan, on the ground of her role as an LeT activist has sinister portends. An impression will go around among general public that fake encounters and extra judicial elimination of persons, deemed to be terrorists by police and their political God fathers can be legitimised as preventive actions like detention of persons without trial under anti-terrorist laws, externment from an area etc. Fake encounters are pre meditated murders, an offense under section 302 IPC. Magisterial enquiry by Ahmedabad Metropolitan Magistrate and Special Investigation Team appointed by the High court of Gujarat had confirmed that Ishrat was killed in a fake encounter. The Law says that even convicted person awarded with death sentence should not be killed by police and security agencies as this action is not as per the procedure established by law.
CBI could not trace out the source of AK 47 rifle recovered from Ishrat. Did Ishrat have skill and expertise to operate AK 47 weapon? Who were her supporters and their point wise game plan ? No collateral, corroborative and circumstantial evidence supporting the crimes of Headly has come out so far. The spree of fake encounters started in October 2002 by Gujarat police strangely stopped with the arrest of D .G.Vanjara and other police officers in April, 2007. Significantly, no terrorist was killed or arrested since then. How Islamic Jihadists became inactive after the arrest of police officers for their culpable complicity in fake encounters ?