Guj CM, MoS Home culpable in 2002 riots:ex-DGP

Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat DGP R B Sreekumar today filed his ninth affidavit before the Nanavati Commission, in which he claimed that Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the then Minister of State for Home Gordhan Zadafia among others were culpable under IPC section 166 in relation with the 2002 riots.

Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 166 is applicable for offence by public servant in disobeying law with intent to cause injury to any person. In his affidavit, Sreekumar, who was ADGP (intelligence) in 2002 has further asked the Commission to take necessary action with regard to his new affidavit.

"Manipulation of the criminal justice system as delineated in my reports to the government was intimated to the Chief Minister. Home department officials and DGP were also aware of this despicable ground situation. Still no remedial action suggested in my report dated April 24, 2002 was taken," he claimed.

"Government did not question information in my reports and my supervisory officers also did not ask me to furnish any clarification or explanation on inputs in my reports. This had established that the government had accepted my intelligence assessment reports," he added.

"The above facts categorically establish that DGP, Home department officials, MOS Home and Chief Minister were culpable for offence under section 166 IPC," Sreekumar said.