Khurshid opposes judgements on action of court

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.