Kolkata: Amidst controversy over a senior
IPS officer`s allegation implicating Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi in the post-Godhra 2002 riots, former BJP chief,
Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the officer was not (not) present in
the crucial meeting based on which the charges were made
"The then Gujarat DGP K Chakravarthi has said that the
IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt was not present in the February-27
meeting based on which the allegations were made against
Narendra Modi", Naidu told reporters here after campaigning
for BJP candidates in the West Bengal assembly elections.
To a question whether Bhatt had made baseles
allegations against Modi, Naidu said, "you are the best
Earlier Modi in his testimony before the SIT also said
that Bhatt being a junior officer at that time was not present
in the February-27 meeting.
Bhatt, however, claimed that on February 27, 2002, he
was asked by the control room to accompany Chakravarthi to the
meeting along with all relevant information, possibly because
ADGP Intelligence G C Raiger was on leave.