Nanavati: Gujarat opposes demand to summon Modi

The Gujarat government has opposed the demand of Jan Sangharsh Manch (JSM) to summon Chief Minister Narendra Modi...

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:July 11, 2009 5:02 am

The Gujarat government has opposed the demand of Jan Sangharsh Manch (JSM) to summon Chief Minister Narendra Modi,some of his colleagues,and staff members of the Chief Minister’s Office to examine their roles and conduct after the Godhra train carnage and subsequent communal riots in the state before the Nanavati-Mehta Commission. Terming many of the grounds on which the JSM has moved the application ‘factually incorrect’,the counsel on behalf of the government,T S Nanavati,has stated that the application deserves to be dismissed.

Advocate General Kamal Trivedi had appeared before the Commission to represent the state government’s stand on the application along with T S Nanavati.

The government counsel submitted a detailed point-wise reply to the application of the JSM. The JSM has demanded to summon the CM and others on the basis of the enlarged scope of the Nanavati-Mehta Commission. The government has called the application an attempt to sensationalise the public opinion by insisting upon summoning the CM and other functionaries of the state government for cross-examination.

On Friday,Mukul Sinha from JSM argued and presented the evidence before the Commission in support of the points raised by him in the application to summon Modi and others. In its reply,the government has questioned the authenticity of the CDs containing mobile phone data submitted by IPS officer Rahul Sharma.

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