Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vindictive Governance A La Modi

Rahul Sharma was first charge sheeted after he appeared before the Amicus Curaie Raju Ramachandran and shared insights from the CD of phone call records (January 2011) that picked holes in the SIT'smistaken investigations into the Zakia Jafri and CJP Complaint. It was through an analysis fo these ohone call records that we were able to show that the first call that Modi made when he was officially informed of the Godhra train burning was NOT to appeal for peace and calm but to call Jaideep Patel of the VHP, despatch him to Godhra and then allow post mortems of the gruesome corposes in front of a mob in the open. Modi visited Godhra while such illegal post mortems were on, and thereafter directed that the dead bodies of the Godhra victims were handed over to Jaaideep Patel to be transported to Ahmedabad. There, funeral processions with rabid mobs on the rampage launched attacks on the innocent minority. (ember 26, 2013)
Zakia Jafri/CJP Criminal Case verdict on Dec 26 2013.

Rahul Sharma was also among the upright police officers who ignoring political directives from Govardhan Zadaphiya and Modi ensured law and order was maintained in the Bhavnagar town and district. 400 Muslim children were saved in a Madrassah becauise of his brave actions. It is for this reason that he is at the receiving end of undignified treatment by the Modi governmen t.

Good Governance ?? !!!!!

IG promotions: Rahul Sharma ignored over his role in two probes into ’02 riotsExpress News Service : Ahmedabad, Wed Dec 11 2013, 02:52 hrs

The state government said that IPS officer Rahul Sharma was superseded in the promotions announced on Monday because of two on-going inquiries against him. Other 1992 batch officers, including Sharma's colleague and friend Rajnish Rai, were promoted to the IG rank. Sharma is posted as DIG (Armed Units) in Vadodara. Additional Chief Secretary (Home) S K Nanda said, "The inquiry proceedings are going on against him so his case is put in a sealed cover."

Sharma had, in 2004, submitted two CDs containing call logs of two cellphone firms, during the 2002 Gujarat riots as evidence he had collected when assisting the probes in the Naroda Patiya and Gulberg Society massacre cases. Sharma had filed a detailed rejoinder before the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in February this year, challenging the allegation that there was mala fide intention behind his submitting the CDs containing call records of the 2002 riots period to the Nanavati Shah Commission. The CAT had reserved the order in March.

Rai, who had arrested IPS officers D G Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandian and Dinesh M N in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, had also fought a battle in CAT, challenging the negative remarks in his annual confidential report which delayed his promotion. The government, however, expunged those remarks purportedly to avoid details of his scathing affidavit coming out before CAT. The affidavit had brought out the dubious role of former Minister of State for Home Amit Shah in connection with the fake encounter case. Sharma, who was issued a chargesheet in 2011, had contended that he was being victimised for deposing before the Nanavati Commission, which is probing the riots.

Even as Sharma sought immunity under Section 6 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act, which safeguards witnesses from civil and criminal proceedings, the government, in its affidavit filed on January 3, tried to delink the chargesheet from Sharma's act of submitting the CDs and argued that the chargesheet cannot amount to either a civil or criminal proceeding. It was also the government's case that Sharma "volunteered" to give the CDs to the commission with mala fide intention to save himself from any criminal or civil action.

Sharma was also issued a show cause notice for alleged "irregularities" during his posting as DIG of the SRP unit in Rajkot. It was alleged that Sharma had shown 'irregularities' at his work during his tenure in Rajkot and handed cash rewards to a few inspectors "without following administrative procedures". Sharma had also replied to the show cause notice, which is with the State Home Department.

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