Jan Sangarsh Manch (JSM), an NGO working for some victims of 2002 Gujarat riots, today demanded that Justice (retd) H Suresh be summoned for deposition before Nanavati Commission since he was a member of the tribunal that had visited the state after post-Godhra riots.
Justice H Suresh, a retired judge of the Bombay High Court, was a member of the people’s tribunal that had visited Gujarat after 2002 post-Godhra riots.
JSMs Amarish Patel in his application before the Nanavati panel today said that he came to know from newspaper reports that former home minister Haren Pandya had told the visiting tribunal that Modi had allegedly directed the police to allow Hindus to vent their anger.
Justice Suresh has said that the tribunal has audio recorded Pandya’s statement when he had made the allegations, Patel said in his application.
Former Supreme Court judge P B Sawant was also present when the panel recorded Pandya’s statement, Patel said quoting media reports.
He further said that Justice Suresh had also submitted the audio recordings to the Supreme Court-appointed SIT.
Patel in his application requested the commission to summon Justice Suresh in person with audio recording containing the statements of Pandya for the purpose of examination by the panel and cross-examination by the applicant’s advocate.
Pandya, a former minister of state for home in Gujarat’s BJP government, was shot dead on March 26, 2003, near Law Garden area of the city when he had gone for a morning walk.
PTI, AHMEDABAD, MAR 02, 2012
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