Monday, December 12, 2011

SC amicus report proves me right: Bhatt

Gujarat EDN

IE 25OCT2011

Press Trust of India

Ahmedabad: Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on Monday said his stand on the credibility of probe done by the Special Investigation Team into the role of Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2002 riots has been vindicated by the reported findings of amicus curiae Raju Ramchandran.

Bhatt had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in April this year raising serious apprehensions about the probe being carried out by SIT with regard to the 2002 riots.

He had said there were inadequacies in the manner and approach of the SIT, which he had personally experienced during the interaction with the agency.

Bhatt has accused the SIT of hostility and coercing of witnesses while probing the Gulburg Society case of 2002 riots.

Commenting on news reports published today about the suggestions reportedly made by Ramchandran in his report to the apex court with regard to role of Modi in post-Godhra riots, Bhatt said, "This is what I have been saying all along." "Raju's report in SC raises serious questions about the credibility of the SIT probe with regard to the complaint by Zakia Jafri (wife of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri killed in Gulberg Society riots)," Bhatt said.

"This is reflected in the SIT's reluctance to submit all the documents regarding Zakia's case in the appropriate court as directed by the apex court," he said.


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