Ahmedabad: The judicial commission that probed the 2002 Gujarat riots said on Wednesday that there is insufficient evidence to support allegations levelled against the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi to summon him for questioning before the panel.
“Mr Modi was not summoned or he was not asked to appear before us as we must have some evidence to support allegations against him,” chairman of the commission, retired Supreme Court Justice G.T. Nanavati said.
However, Justice Nanavati was cautious when asked this meant that the commission has given a clean chit to a person who was not called for questioning by the probe body.
“Not necessarily. Evidence has to be considered. On the basis of evidence, actions should be taken and the findings are required to be recorded,” he said.
In its closure report submitted before the local court giving a clean chit to Mr Modi, the SC-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) had also concluded that there is not enough prosecutable evidence against him....