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BJP refutes IPS officer’s charges against Modi

Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 19:57

Kolkata: BJP on Friday said there was `no
presumption` that the affidavit filed by IPS officer Sanjay
Bhatt in the Supreme Court implicating Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi in the Godhra riots was `truthful`.
"An affidavit filed by a police officer, there is no
presumption that it is truthful. The job for investigating the
truth has been entrusted by the Supreme Court to SIT
appointed by it," BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley told a
meet-the-press programme here.

"There are a number of people in Gujarat who are actively
working and who are involved in the exercise of discovery of
falsehood. So, every time a Supreme Court hearing is fixed or
a SIT report is expected, you find this pre-empted by some
statements in the media, articles in the media, by an
affidavit leaked to the media," Jaitely said.
He said "I would only appeal to my friends in the press
and I cannot be the judge of what truthfully happened. There
is a judicial mechanism looking into it, let us leave it to
that mechanism."


First Published: Friday, April 22, 2011 - 19:57
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