Ahmedabad: The Nanavati Commission on Tuesday
rejected the application of danseuse Mallika Sarabhai seeking
permission to question IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt in connection
with his deposition about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi, before the panel.
Bhatt, during his questioning by Central Relief Committee
advocate B M Mangukia on May 23, had alleged that Modi had
tried to undermine the proceedings in the petition filed by
Sarabhai in the Supreme Court with regard to 2002 riots.
After the revelation by Bhatt, Sarabhai had filed an
application last month seeking permission to cross question
the IPS officer to elicit more information from him about his
allegations against Modi.
The Commission, comprising of Retd Justices G T Nanavati
and Akshay Mehta, rejected the application today saying it was
not required at this point of time.
The Commission has earlier allowed various parties
including NGO Jan Sangharsh Manch (JSM), Congress, Central
Relief Committee and the state government to question Bhatt in
order to assist the panel to ascertain the believability of
Bhatt`s affidavit in the Supreme Court.
Bhatt was summoned by the Commission in May for
questioning in connection with his affidavit filed in the Apex
Court where the IPS officer had claimed Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi on the night of February 27, 2002 had called a
meeting where he instructed his officers to go slow on