New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) Objecting to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's reported remarks justifying the killing of Sohrabuddin, noted columnist Rajinder Puri today urged President Pratibha Patil to intervene in the matter to ensure that law of the land was upheld.
In a letter to the President, Mr Puri said Sohrabuddin was killed in fake police encounter and Mr Modi by ''his remarks has clearly indicated that he had initiated and endorsed the police act.'' ''What lessons would a citizen draw if such official conduct was allowed unchecked,'' he asked.
The Gujarat Chief Minister had reportedly put a question to the crowd at an election rally as to what should be done to a man who stored illegal arms and ammunition, and endorsed the crowd's reaction when it replied back with ''kill him, kill him''.
This, Mr Puri said, went far beyond the license ordinarily permitted in election campaign speeches.
''These remarks amount to brazen acknowledgement and justification for the government itself violating due process of law even of that entails cold blooded murder,'' said Mr Puri.