Teesta Setalvad, an NGO activist, Thursday urged a panel probing the
2002 Godhra train carnage and communal riots in Gujarat to seek a
second affidavit from the then officials giving details of the role
of Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet.
Setalvad, secretary of Citizens for Peace and Justice (CPJ), in her
submission before the Nanavati-Mehta judicial inquiry commission
probing the carnage and riots, said that former additional chief
secretary (home) Ashok Narayan, former director general of police
A.K. Chakravarty, and former Ahmedabad Commissioners of Police K.R.
Kaushik and P.C. Pande have consciously not filed a second affidavit
that could expose the role of the chief minister and his cabinet.
She said Modi, the then chief secretary Subba Rao and numerous other
ministers and legislators should be compelled to file affidavits
disclosing details about their actions at the time of the violence.