Accusing the Nanavati-Mehta Commission, appointed by the Gujarat government, of misleading the Gujarat HC on the issue related to inspection of intelligence records pertaining to the 2002 riots, suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt wrote to the Commission Monday to take appropriate measures to clarify the “misrepresentation” before the HC. The issue pertains to a related to Bhatt’s demand to inspect some documents. On June 16, a division bench of the HC had ordered the Commission probing the 2002 riots to let Bhatt inspect at least 38 documents since the state had stated that nine of those documents had been “destroyed” by it. But when Bhatt went to inspect the documents at the office of the Commission in Ahmedabad, the Commission did not allow him to inspect them. Accordingly, on June 18, the Commission moved a review petition before the HC, seeking to quash the June 16 order.
The court also expressed its concern over rise in crimes in outer Delhi areas.