Ahmedabad: Suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt has demanded that Nanavati Commission, which is probing the 2002 Gujarat riots, summon the Chief Minister Narendra Modi on the basis of allegations made by the late Amarsinh Chaudhary, a former Gujarat Chief Minister.

The letter sent by Bhatt along with the copy of Chaudhary's affidavit said, "The affidavit clearly delineates the deliberate inaction on the part of Chief Minister Narendra Modi during the Gujarat Carnage of 2002 in general and the Gulburg Society massacre in particular."

In his letter, he said that Chaudhary had made serious allegations against Modi in his affidavit of July 2002, submitted to the Commission. Affidavit says that he (Chaudhary) and the then Leader of Opposition, Naresh Rawal, had met Modi around 2 pm on February 28, 2002.

"I apprised the Chief Minister of the grave danger to the life of (Ehsan) Jaffery and lives of occupants of Gulburg society. I did not find any positive response from the Chief Minister," Chaudhary had said.  The IPS officer had filed an affidavit before the Supreme Court last year alleging that Modi had asked top police officials to allow Hindus to vent their anger after the Godhra train fire incident.

Bhatt has been demanding examination of Modi by the Nanavati Commission for long.

In his letter, he said that Chaudhary had made serious allegations against Modi in his affidavit of July 2002, submitted to the Commission. Affidavit says that he (Chaudhary) and the then Leader of Opposition, Naresh Rawal, had met Modi around 2 pm on February 28, 2002.

"I apprised the Chief Minister of the grave danger to the life of (Ehsan) Jaffery and lives of occupants of Gulburg society. I did not find any positive response from the Chief Minister," Chaudhary had said.

(JPN/Agencies)