'Truth' behind Godhra riots: Top cop Sharma chargesheeted

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Rahul Sharma
Ahmedabad, Aug 13: Narendra Modi's government chargesheeted IPS officer Rahul Sharma who recently targetted Modi over Godhra riots 2002 in Gujarat.

Rahul Sharma has been chargesheeted over alleged indiscipline. However, his lawyer claimed that Sharma has been targetted as he had whistled the "truth behind the Godhra riot".

Sharma is alleged to have violated service conditions and clandestinely passed information to the Nanavati Commission that is probing the Godhra riots. Sharma had told the SIT that the phone calls gathered in the Naroda Patia case were destroyed.

Modi had earlier suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt for not reporting to work for close to 10 months. Sharma had earlier irked Modi when he became a whistle blower of sorts exposing Modi's role in the Godhra riots. Sharma had alleged that Modi had reportedly given the go-ahead to officials to allow the Hindus to vest their anger on Muslims.

Bhatt had earlier stirred the hornet's nest when he provided fresh salvo against Modi in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court. He revealed that he was present in the meeting on Feb 27, 2002 convened in the CM's residence when he made the controversial remark on Muslims. The SC is yet to take Bhatt's affidavit on record.

Bhatt had also made damning allegation that revealed emails portraying how the state government was passing on information to the lawyers of those accused in the riots through Gurumurthy Swaminathan, who is an RSS ideologue.

However, Sharma and Bhatt are not alone to indict Modi government in the 2002 riots case. DIG Rajneesh Rai, a senior police officer of the Gujarat has also reportedly told the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) that his annual confidential report has been down graded by the government.

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