The detailed report of a Special Investigations Team into allegations that Gujarat Chief Minister ordered his police officers to allow Hindu mobs to kill Muslims in 2002 has controversially claimed that even if Modi gave such an order, it would not constitute an offence.?
Here is the excerpt: The interpretation made on alleged illegal instructions given by the Chief Minister by [former DGP R. B.] Sreekumar and [suspended police officer] Sanjiv Bhatt appear to be without basis. Further, even if such allegations are believed for the sake of argument, mere statement of alleged words in the four walls of a room does not constitute an offence.
The detailed report was made available Monday to Zakia Jafri, the widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was burned to death with nearly three dozen other Muslims on February 28, 2002 in his house by a Hindu mob.
The Supreme Court had appointed the SIT in 2008 on a plea by Ms. Jafri who had contended that the Gujarat government was delibe ...more