'Gujarat Cops Hushing up Case against Modi'
The Congress on Sunday claimed the Gujarat Police was trying to hush up the case registered against Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for poll code violation, and urged the Election Commission (EC) to transfer the case to an agency outside the State.
In a letter to the EC, K C Mittal, Secretary in the AICC legal department, cited reports quoting state police which said no case was made out against Modi.
Maintaining that the Gujarat Police was trying to hush up the case and its claims were misconceived, misleading and untenable, Mittal said that the charge against Narendra Modi is backed up by evidence.
“The obvious conclusion is that no fair and honest investigation is being conducted or possible by local police who are under the total influence of Modi,” said Mittal in his letter to the Election Commission.
Mittal said, “In the circumstance, it is necessary that investigation be ordered to be transferred and conducted by an agency from outside Gujarat, by the Election Commission itself, or by any other agency as may be considered appropriate.”
The Congress leader also said that the place and manner of the so-called address to the media by Modi was preplanned and fixed well in advance. “It was not an interaction but a well prepared speech,” he said.
On April 30, an FIR was registered against Narendra Modi by the Gujarat Police following an order of the EC, which held that he had violated electoral laws.