HC rejects Gujarat IPS officer's plea over riots

HC rejects Gujarat IPS officer's plea over riots

However, he has been asked to approach appropriate authorities for challenging the earlier rejection under the RTI Act. The state government has charged Sharma with giving call record details related to the 2002 Godhra riots to the Nanavati Commission without informing the government.

Sharma was served a show-cause notice in February this year. Sharma had sought information under the Right to Information to reply to the show-cause notice.

Phone records collected by Sharma between February 27 and March 4, 2002, purportedly show that during the Gujarat riots—after the burning of the Sabarmati Express in Godhra on February 27, 2002—rioters on the streets were in touch with policemen and politicians.

The government has alleged that some of these records are inaccurate and that a CD given by Sharma to the probe panel was doctored.

Centre may step in if officers want: PC
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday indicated that the Centre may step in if so needed by the IPS officials against whom the Narendra Modi government has taken disciplinary action, DHNS reports from New Delhi.

Chidambaram, under attack from the BJP on various counts, expressed concern over the Gujarat government’s action against the police officers.

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