Monday, December 12, 2011

Modi gave SSF money to Shah in my presence, Bhatt writes to panel

Ahmedabad: Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt has claimed that Rs 10 lakh, allegedly drawn from the State Secret Service Fund (SSF) to undermine the proceedings of a 2002 riots related petition before the Supreme Court, were handed over by Chief Minister Narendra Modi to former minister Amit Shah for further disbursal as per plans, in his presence.

Bhatt said this in a letter to the Nanavati-Mehta Commission on Wednesday while expressing willingness to either depose or submit an affidavit to divulge details in this regard before the Commission.

Bhatt is referring to a petition that was moved before the SC by danseuse and activist Mallika Sarabhai after the riots. The petition had demanded several reliefs for the victims while seeking direction for a free and fair investigation into the riots.

Bhatt has alleged that the SSF was misused by the stated machinery to undermine the proceedings of this petition.

“...I am privy to details regarding the exact roles of Narendra Modi, Amit Shah as well as the advocates attached with certain law offices at Ahmedabad and Delhi in undermining the proceedings of the Writ Petition...,” Bhatt said in his letter.

He further claims that he was privy to the “details of the modus operandi regarding the misuse of public funds amounting to Rs 10 lakh”. This, the letter states, “were drawn from the Secret Service Funds on April 12, 2002, and were immediately delivered, as instructed, to Narendra Modi; and were subsequently handed over by Modi to Shah, in my presence, on the very same day, for further disbursal and execution of plans as per the instructions of Modi.”


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