Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SIB's Gujarat riots records destroyed: Modi govt

The telephone call records, registers of officers' movement and vehicle log books of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) pertaining to the period of 2002 communal riots were destroyed in 2007, the Gujarat government said today.

S B Vakil, Government Counsel in the Nanavati Commission, probing the post-Godhra riots, told mediapersons after the questioning of IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt that as per government rules the records are destroyed after five years.

"As per general government rules the telephone call records, vehicle log book and the officer's movement diary are destroyed after a certain period," Vakil said.
He said as far as the SIB records for 2002 (when Sabarmati Express train was set afire at Godhra and subsequent riots took place) were concerned, they were destroyed in 2007.

"Bhatt knows that the records are not available and despite that he is asking for them," Vakil noted.

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