Excerpts of a book written by a former Indian Administrative Service officer have been submitted to the Nanavati-Mehta Commission, probing the post-Godhra riots, by a former Gujarat director general of police saying they contain 'relevant material' for the panel.
The state's former police chief R B Sreekumar recently submitted the excerpts of 'The Insider's View: Memoirs of a Public Servant', authored by Javid Chowdhury to the commission.
"Recently, I had glanced at an autobiography penned by Javid Chowdhury and the chapter titled 'Discharge of Rajdharma? 2002' contained a lot of relevant material for the
Commission," said Sreekumar in his letter to the Commission and showed his willingness to depose before it on the issue.
In his book, Chowdhury, a Gujarat cadre officer of 1965 batch who served as Union health secretary in 2002, gives an 'eye-witness account' of how the Narendra Modi [ Images ] government had 'stonewalled the offer' of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee [ Images ] of medical aid for the victims of riots and even 'threatened' the then Union health minister not to visit a relief camp in Shah-e-alam.
The book was published last year.