Should Modi have gone out with AK-47 to stop rioters: SIT counsel

Narendra ModiGujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi (PTI)

The SIT counsel also argued there was no delay by the state government in calling in Army. "They wrote to central government that they had failed to control the situation. The then defence minister George Fernandes had arrived on time. The Army was called in, but it was deployed at the border following an attack on Parliament," Jamuar said.

"On February 28, a full police force was there at the Gulberg Society along with the station head officer (SHO) of Meghaninagar K G Erda. They were at the front gates of the society, but rioters broke through the wall on the backside and started the violence. What could have the police done?" Jamuar said.

Citing IPS officer Rahul Sharma's reported admission that Ehsan Jafri had opened fire on the mob, Jamuar said, "At least it was admitted that there was firing... there was procession. Under this circumstances, nothing could have been done."

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