It’s official: Modi gets clean chit in Gulberg massacre

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A special panel probing the 2002 Gujarat riots has given a clean to Chief Minister Narendra Modi, absolving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader of the accusation that he had a role in a case related to the communal carnage. Metropolitan magistrate M.S. Bhatt, who received the closure report of the Special Investigation Team (SIT)… Read more »

Supreme Court recalls notice on Narendra Modi

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The Supreme Court Friday recalled its notice to the Gujarat government and the Nanavati Commission on a plea to summon Chief Minister Narendra Modi for recording his statement on his alleged role in the 2002 post-Godhra riots in the state. A bench of Justice D.K. Jain and Justice Anil R. Dave recalled the order issuing… Read more »

Petition seeking Narendra Modi’s deposition before Nanavati panel rejected

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In a reprieve for Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat High Court Wednesday rejected a petition seeking his deposition before the Nanavati-Mehta commission probing the 2002 communal riots in the state. “The court has dismissed the appeal filed by NGO Jan Sangharsh Manch challenging the order of the commission on the ground that the commission… Read more »

Who leaked Modi’s letter to PM, asks court

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The Gujarat High Court Wednesday on 7th September issued notice to its registrar general, the personal secretary to the chief justice and Lokayukta R.A. Mehta seeking answers on how the contents of a letter from Chief Minister Narendra Modi to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached mediapersons. Modi wrote to the prime minister demanding annulment of… Read more »

Ready to name more witnesses, Gujarat cop tells probe panel

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Gujarat’s senior IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt told the Nanavati-Mehta commission that he could name other witnesses who would vouchsafe his presence at a crucial meeting called by Chief Minister Narendra Modi Feb 27,2002 in addition to the names he mentioned in his affidavit made before the Supreme Court.   “I will give the names of… Read more »