Modi Appears before SIT, Being Quizzed

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and been quizzed for the first time for his role in the 2002 Gujarat riots, reported PTI.

Modi, who suffered the ignominy of being the first-ever chief minister of any state to be summoned for interrogation in a criminal complaint of mass murder, drove the SIT office around noon at the old state secretariat building, said report.

According to report, SIT chief RK Raghavan was not present at the SIT office and another SIT member AK Malhotra is reported to be quizzing Modi.

For deposition of the chief minister, elaborate security arrangements were made the at the SIT office.

In the meanwhile, Gujarat Government Spokesman Jai Narayan Vyas dismissed suggestions of a setback to Modi following his appearance before SIT, said report.

“We have always said that he will abide by rule of law but much hype is being made. There is no setback as far as BJP government or Modi is concerned. Mr Modi is cooperating,” he was quoted as saying.

Modi’s appearance before SIT assumes significance as he is a serving chief minister who is being questioned before any authority in connection with the 2002 riots.

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