My stand on Guj riots vindicated: Bhatt

Sanjiv Bhatt said his stand on the credibility of probe done by SIT into the role of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi in 2002 riots has been vindicated.

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2011, 23:54 PM IST

Ahmedabad: Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv
Bhatt today said his stand on the credibility of probe done by
the special investigation team into the role of Gujarat 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 Zakia
Jaffery (wife of former Congress MP Ehsan Jaffery killed in
Gulberg Society riots) complaint," Bhatt told PTI.

"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.

PTI