New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid today
spoke against mixing legal and political issues as the Gujarat
High Court rejected a petition seeking directions to the
Nanavati Commission to summon Chief Minister Narendra Modi for
questioning in 2002 riots case.
"Politically we should not take these matters into the
streets, which pass judgements about what courts have done,
one way or the other.... What happens in the political sphere
has to be kept apart," the minister said after his response
was sought on the relief granted to Modi by the High Court.
He said either the matters should be left to the court or
they should be settled politically. "You can`t mix these two.
We have to take what the courts do as the last word as far as
the legal and judicial system is concerned."
The Minister said in case there is an appeal against an
order, one should wait for it.
He said he was yet to go through the ruling and was also
not aware of the grounds of the judgement.
In a relief to Modi, the High Court today rejected a
petition seeking directions to the Nanavati Commission to
summon the state Chief Minister for questioning in connection
with the 2002 riots.
The division bench while rejecting the application of NGO
Jan Sangarsh Manch observed that the Commission has larger
discretionary powers to call witnesses.