Godhra riots: SIT nails two cops
| Wednesday, Apr 11 2012 9:25AM IST
Ahmedabad: The Supreme Court appointed-Special Investigation Team (SIT) while giving a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others for plotting in 2002 riots has recommended departmental action against the two police officers for their role in the 2002 post Godhra riots. There is no prosecutable evidence against MK Tandon, who was joint police commissioner in 2002, and PB Gondia, who was deputy commissioner of police, under whose jurisdiction the worst massacres of Naroda Patia, Naroda Gam and Gulbarg Society took place, says the SITâ€™s report. However the report adds that the two had fled from Gulbarg Society, allowing the rioters a free hand. The report states that Tandon and Gondia had unkindly abandoned Meghani nagar where Gulbarg Society was situated and instead got bogus FIRs of communal violence registered in other areas which were otherwise free of trouble to justify their absence from Gulbarg Society, and did deliberate dereliction of duty unbecoming of an IPS officer, said sources.Departmental action samicus curie Raju Ramachandran has concluded that the only logical action against the duo is a criminal trial.