Post-Godhra riot panel may summon Modi

Post-Godhra riot panel may summon Modi

The two officers, then home secretary and senior IPS officer K Nityanandam, and then additional principal secretary to the chief minister and senior IAS officer Anil Mukim, had been summoned by the commission following  allegations made by Bhatt hat he was present at the meeting convened by Modi at his residence on the night of February 27, 2002, in which the chief minister reportedly instructed the police officers to go soft on the Hindu rioters. Both denied Bhatt’s version. “I am not aware of CM having issued any such instructions,” Mukim said, while Nityanandam maintained that the chief minister did not issue any specific instructions to the police but had only discussed with the police officers present  the prevailing law and order situation in the light of the “Gujarat bandh” called the next day.

Identical lists

Both Mukim and Nityanandam, who testified separately, gave almost identical list of the officials present at the February 27 night meeting held at the official residence of Modi in Gandhinagar.

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