Former Gujarat DGP,R B Sreekumar,today slammed the Supreme Court-appointed special investigation team (SIT) for allegedly taking a pro-Narendra Modi line in the probe into the 2002 riots cases,to shield him from the prosecution.
In an open letter to the people,Sreekumar,who headed the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) during the riots period,has also made public his first statement before the SIT in May 2008. He had then talked about how the conspiracy theory with regard to the Godhra train burning incident was floated by a top-ranking police officer.
In that statement,he had also mentioned how Commandant Khurshid Ahmed at the State Reserve Police (SRP) camp in Naroda-Patiya succumbed to pressure from higher authorities and BJP leaders,resulting in massacre of 95 persons from the minority community on February 28,2002.
Sreekumar said that he was writing the letter to “people of India” as the last resort.
“For any helpless citizen,being dismayed over the inadequate response from the powers that be,an appeal to the real sovereigns is the last relief and remedy,” letter says.
The former DGP said that he had submitted substantial evidence about sabotage of criminal justice system by the Modi government before the SIT through his nine affidavits and several letters.
“But SIT has been turning a Nelson’s eye to any evidence incriminating to CM Narendra Modi and his collaborators”.