Gujarat Riots: What did the Supreme Court say on those who made allegations in the Gujarat riots,

Rachna Kumari
Gujarat Riots
Gujarat Riots

The Supreme Court has said that disgruntled officials of the state government, who created sensation by making false revelations on the 2002 riots in Gujarat, need to be brought to book.

The Supreme Court has upheld the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and other accused in the 2002 Gujarat riots. While hearing the matter on Friday, the top court had dismissed Zakia Jafri's petition. Apart from this, the court has made strict remarks against those who questioned the report of the SIT and made allegations.

The Supreme Court has said that there is a need to take action against the officials who made false disclosures on the 2002 riots in Gujarat and the SIT report on it. "There is merit in the contention of the state government that false testimony was given to sensationalise and politicize the case," the top court said. In fact, Sanjiv Bhatt (then IPS officer), Haren Pandya (former home minister of Gujarat) and RB Sreekumar (now retired IPS officer) had testified in this case. 

Bhatt and Pandya had falsely claimed 

that the Supreme Court had said that Sanjiv Bhatt and Haren Pandya presented themselves as eyewitnesses and claimed that the statements were allegedly given by the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The SIT had rejected this argument of the officers. The court said, there was a joint effort of disgruntled officials of Gujarat government as well as others to create sensation when their information was based on lies.

Action needed against the officers The 

court said, the judicial process was misused to continue the case for its ulterior motives. The court said, the officers who do this with bad intentions should be brought within the purview of the law and action should be taken against them.