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Gujarat CM can’t be persecuted in perpetuity for the riots

With reference to Samar Halarnkar’s article An officer & a Gujarati (Maha Bharat, April 27), the deposition of a senior IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt against Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, nine years after the Gujarat riots, casts doubts on his credibility. There must be a law of limitation in criminal procedure that disallows allegations after a certain prescribed period.

india Updated: Apr 28, 2011 21:15 IST

With reference to Samar Halarnkar’s article An officer & a Gujarati (Maha Bharat, April 27), the deposition of a senior IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt against Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, nine years after the Gujarat riots, casts doubts on his credibility. There must be a law of limitation in criminal procedure that disallows allegations after a certain prescribed period.

OP Tandon, via email

Honesty must be our policy

Rajdeep Sardesai correctly says in Gandhi cap’s too big (Beyond The Bite, April 22) that we need an agile civil society to stem corruption. At a time when people are trying to become rich by fair means or foul, we should first have a lokpal law that will act as a deterrent and also punish wrongdoers. We have to create a society where honesty pays.

S Shankar Singh, via email

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The massive movement, aided by civil society, to rid the country of corruption should not be allowed to fizzle out. We need a body that monitors the day to day workings of elected representatives for the benefit of the people as well as the nation.

Anindita Ghosh, via email

Lead from the front

Varghese K George in his article Getting above themselves (April 27) demonstrates the drift in the role of the so-called civil society. It is important to give the right direction to the wishes of the people in their crusade against corruption.

SP Ashta, via email