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SIT chief mum on Modi's claim on dates

March 28, 2010 15:32 IST

Special Investigation Team chief R K Raghavan on Monday parried questions on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's claim that he had not been asked to appear before it on March 21 specifically after he failed to turn up for questioning that day.

Asked to comment on the confusion over the date, Raghavan said, "That is a history, I do not like to go into history but like to go forward."

On March 11, the SIT had said that Modi will be questioned on March 21. However, he did not turn up at the SIT office. A day later, Modi, in an open letter, claimed that he was not called by the Supreme Court appointed SIT on that date.

In reply to a question on whether they had issued a summon or a notice to the chief minister, Raghavan said, "That is also a history, he came, appeared that's all".

"It is a direction of the Supreme Court. Whatever the Supreme Court says is law," Raghavan said when he was asked whether they had called Modi for questioning under CrPC.

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