Sibal lauds Gujarat’s senior cop for speaking outMay 25th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 25 (IANS) Union Human Resource Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday praised Gujarat’s senior police officer Sanjeev Bhatt without directly naming him.
The courage shown by a police officer in revealing details about what transpired during the 2002 communal riots in the state showed that the soul of India is not dead, Sibal told reporters here.
Bhatt has been appearing before the Nanavati Commission, which is probing the riots. His statements against Chief Minister Narendra Modi and some of his colleagues in the police had created a major controversy.
Sibal said that the process of justice for the 2002 riot victims has been painfully slow.
He said he was pained at the lack of urgency and sensitivity in which the cases are being dealt.
“While constituting the Nanavati Commission to probe the riots, the Bharatiya Janata Party had said that its report would be available in four months. Nine years later, it is yet to submit the report,” Sibal added.
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