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CPI(M) demands investigation of Modi`s role in 2002 riots

Last Updated: Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 15:47

New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Saturday demanded
immediate investigation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi`s role in the 2002 post-Godhra riots and his prosecution
following accusations by a senior state police officer.

Noting that the affidavit filed by the officer,
Sanjeev Bhatt, had alleged that Modi had "instructed senior
police officials in a meeting not to act to protect Muslims
from violence", the party said the statement "confirms the
culpability of the Chief Minister in the pogroms".

"There should be no further delay in the
investigations into the role of Narendra Modi and initiating
steps to prosecute him," the CPI(M) Politburo said in a
statement here.

It said Bhatt`s affidavit filed in the Supreme Court
has "provided direct evidence of the role of the Gujarat Chief
Minister in the 2002 pogroms against the minority community".


First Published: Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 15:47
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