Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat DGP R B Sreekumar on Thursday filed his ninth affidavit before the Nanavati Commission, in which he claimed that Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the then minister of state for home Gordhan Zadafia were among those culpable under IPC section 166 in relation with the 2002 riots.

IPC section 166 is applicable for offence by public servant in disobeying law with intent to cause injury to any person.

In his affidavit, Sreekumar, who was ADGP (intelligence) in 2002, has further asked the Commission to take necessary action with regard to his new affidavit.

"Manipulation of the criminal justice system as delineated in my reports to the government was intimated to the chief minister. Home department officials and DGP were also aware of this despicable ground situation. Still no remedial action suggested in my report dated April 24, 2002 was taken," he claimed.

"Government did not question information in my reports and my supervisory officers also did not ask me to furnish any clarification or explanation on inputs in my reports. This had established that the government had accepted my intelligence assessment reports," he added.

"The above facts categorically establish that DGP, Home department officials, MOS Home and Chief Minister were culpable for offence under section 166 IPC," Sreekumar said.

Sreekumar also claimed that due to non-implementation of his suggestions for corrective measures by the government, the delivery of justice to riot victims was irredeemably ruined.

"This had resulted in filing of numerous litigations in the courts by riot victims, NGOs and national bodies like NHRC (National Human Rights Commission).

 "Many orders and observations of the Hon'ble Supreme Court had confirmed my assessment about the deplorable state of affairs of the state administration vis-a-vis complaints against members and supporters of the Sangh Parivar by riot victims," he added.

Sreekumar has also attached details of his conversation with the then Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Home, Ashok Narayan, that he claimed to have noted in his personal diary.

 He said that it was through this conversation with Narayan in July 2004 that he came to know that the intelligence report he had sent to the Home department was shown to Modi.

Narayan during the conversation said that the Chief Minister did not give any illegal order and so there should not be talk about political interference, Sreekumar said.

Narayan further said that action against the press for objectionable reports was not taken as suggested by him, nor against public prosecutors as they were not under the Home department, he added.

The then ACS, Sreekumar said, had further told him that Modi ridiculed his report as one deserving to be put in wastepaper basket.

Narayan did not comment on political side of the riots, he added in the affidavit.

(Agencies)