Modi is 'dramatis personae' of 2002 Godhra riots: Bhatt
Alleging that chief minister Narendra Modi was "dramatis personae of the Gujarat carnage of 2002", suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt today again sought access to certain records of post-Godhra riot period.india Updated: Dec 23, 2011 23:15 IST
Alleging that chief minister Narendra Modi was "dramatis personae of the Gujarat carnage of 2002", suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt on Friday again sought access to certain records of post-Godhra riot period.
In a letter to the Nanavati commission which is probing the riots, Bhatt has sought directions to the DGP, ADGP state intelligence bureau and the chairman of Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing some of the cases, that he be provided with certain records of post-Godhra riot period and the statements made by him before SIT.
"My genuine request has naturally been opposed and will continue to be vehemently opposed by the state government that is headed by a Chief Minister who himself happens to be one of the most leading and most culpable 'dramatise personae' of the Gujarat carnage of 2002," Bhatt said in the letter.
"....and (of) the subsequent on-going cover-up operations aimed at shielding the persons accused of heinous crimes," the letter added.
He said that the documents are needed for filing a comprehensive affidavit and bringing relevant documentary evidence on the commission's record.
Bhatt alleged that some of the most important documents which could make clear the roles of Modi and others have not
been brought before the Commission.
First Published: Dec 23, 2011 23:12 IST