NEW DELHI: Rubbishing the opposition’s assertion that the Centre is interfering with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the manner in which the credibility of some of these investigating agencies have declined was a record. “The manner in which the investigating agencies were used, the manner in which credibility of some of the investigating agencies declined, I think was a record. And, therefore, these are matters ultimately which the court will have to take a view. Ultimately this will all go before the court. And, if anything is wrong or improper, I am sure the court will take an appropriate view,” Jaitley said in a press conference.
“In each of the cases I referred to, each case without a single exception, the court didn’t even frame the charge. They (UPA) discharged the accused even without a trial and that discharge took place not under NDA but even when the UPA was in power,” he added.