New Delhi: The CPI-M Friday sought a fresh investigation into Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's role in the 2002 riots, saying the Special Investigation Team (SIT) report was "flawed".

"The report... on the communal violence and killings is flawed and seeks to cover-up the heinous role played by Modi," the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in a statement.It said the SIT report admits that Modi told officers then that Hindus should be allowed to vent their anger following the killing of Hindus in a train burning in Godhra.

"According to the SIT's strange logic, a chief minister instructing senior police officers not to intervene and act against the violence is not a culpable action nor dereliction of duty.  "Further, the report shockingly provides a justification for the mob violence which led to the ghastly killing of Ehsan Jafri and others in the Gulberg society housing attack by giving credence to the report that Jafri provoked the mob by firing at them.

"The CPI-M added: "The SIT investigation and report has been vitiated by the lack of application of mind and by the inability to comprehend the premeditated actions of the executive in Gujarat. 

"The SIT findings exonerating Modi have been questioned by the report submitted to the Supreme Court by the Amicus Curiae.  "A fresh investigation into the role and actions of Modi should be conducted, so that the truth comes out and accountability is fixed."



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