Guj:Questions raised over Narendra Modi's role in 2002 riots

Narendra Modi
New Delhi, Jun 6: RN Bhattacharya, Retd Director General, Gujarat raised issues over the way Gujarat police handled the communal riots that happened in 2002.

"It would have been impossible at that time. But the response of these 40 IPS officers was a sequel to the feeling that on the ground level, things are not being properly done," said Bhattacharya who was the head of IPS officers association then, discussing that a meeting was called to discuss the matter with 40 officers despite the riots.

Bhattachraya also raised questions on the way the state government reacted to the Nanavati Commission.

Sanjiv Bhatt, IPS officer's( a witness) statements and affidavit were considered invalid by the state government. Earlier Bhatt too questioned the role of Gujarat Police, hinting that they were acting on the orders given by Narendra Modi, Chief Minister, Gujarat on Feb 27, 2002.

"How can a counsel say such a thing? It is beyond me. I have worked with Sanjiv Bhatt when I was DG, Intelligence. I have found him to be a highly reliable man," Bhattacharya claimed.

Bhattacharya also added that the low ranking police failed to ensure and look after the citizen's rights. Modi's role in the Gujarat riots will be decided by the Supreme Court and the disclosures made by Bhattacharya strengthens the allegations made against Modi.

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