Modi writes to PM, asks Center not to meddle in Gujarat

Ahemadabad, Aug 14: Narendra Modi, Chief Minister, Gujarat in a letter to the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh asked him to warn his ministers from “meddling" into the state's affairs. The step came after PC, Chidambaram said that the Centre had every right to intervene and “look into" the action taken against senior IPS officers in Gujarat.

"Some other senior ministers of the union cabinet have also made similar statements before the media. These statements are strictly against the centre-state relationship protocol and a dangerous threat to the federal set-up of Indian governance," wrote Modi in the letter.

Chidambaram on Aug 12 had said that the if the officers approach centre, they could intervene into the matter.

"The Gujarat issue is a matter of concern. Rules provide for the central government to take certain action. If the officer invokes the rule, certainly we will do it," Mr Chidambaram had said.

The statement from Chidambaram came after three of Gujarat's IPS officers-Rahul Sharma, Sanjeev Rai amd Rajnish Sharma said that they were being harassed by the Gujarat government for cases related to the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Rajneesh Sharma, had filed a rejoinder with the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on the grounds that he was being victimised for carrying out a unprejudiced probe in the Sohrabuddin case. Sohrabuddin Shiekh was wrongfully killed in Nov 2005, few days later his wife Kauser Bi was also killed. The Gujarat ATS came forward with the claims that he was a terrorist and conspired to kill Modi. It was later found in 2007 that he was killed wrongfully.

Rahul Sharma, senior IPS was officer charge-sheeted on Aug 14 (today) for passing on call records to the Nanavati Commission investigation after 2002 Gujarat riots without the knowledge of the state administration.

Sanjeev Bhatt, senior police officer was also suspended by the Gujarat government over the charges of unauthorised absence.

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