Nanavati panel seeks police report on riot records
The Nanavati Commission, probing 2002 Gujarat riots, on Wednesday directed Additional Director General of Police (Intelligence) to file a report.
Ahmedabad: The Nanavati Commission, probing
2002 Gujarat riots, on Wednesday directed Additional Director General
of Police (Intelligence) to file a report stating which State
Intelligence Bureau (SIB) records related to the riots were
available and what had been destroyed.
The Commission, comprising Justices G T Nanavati and
Akshay Mehta, was hearing an application filed by NGO Jan
Sangharsh Manch (JSM), seeking directions to the state
government that it clarify whether the SIB records had been
Commission today directed the ADGP to file the report
within 10 days, after which it would pass orders on the JSM`s
JSM, which represents some of the riot victims, filed the
application following conflicting statements by authorities
over the destruction of SIB records.
On June 29, senior counsel S B Vakil, who represents the
state government, had told reporters that telephone call
records, officers` movements registers and vehicle log books
of the SIB pertaining to the period of 2002 riots were
destroyed in 2007, as per government rules.
However, the state home department later clarified that
all crucial records related to the riots were available.