The reaction from the BJP follows a statement by CBI director Ranjit Sinha in an interview to the Economic Times.
Sinha had said the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government would have been happy if BJP leader Amit Shah was named an accused in the Ishrat Jahan case chargesheet.
“It is a very important statement coming from the CBI director. There was no prosecutable evidence even three years ago in the Sohrabuddin case. The CBI obliged Congress-led UPA in its attempt to target the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP by charging and targeting Amit Shah,” said BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman.