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    Driver confirms that Bhatt attended Modi meeting

    Ahmedabad: A day after senior Gujarat police officer Sanjiv Bhatt implicated Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the post-Godhra riots, his driver Tarachand Yadav has confirmed that on February 27, 2002, Bhatt attended a meeting at the Chief Minister's residence.

    In his affidavit, Bhatt, an Indian Police Service officer of the 1988 batch, has alleged that Narendra Modi, in the February 27, 2002 meeting, categorically issued instructions that Hindus should be allowed to express their anger and Muslims should be taught a befitting lesson so that incidents like the burning of Sabarmati Express never happen again in Gujarat.

    Sanjiv Bhatt's driver Tarachand Yadav has confirmed that his boss and other officers did attend the meeting.

    Meghdoot Sharon: Where did you take your boss the evening of the meeting?

    Tarachand Yadav: We went first to the police station, and after that Sir went in the DG's car to the CM's house. I followed behind with his car. Pant was with us, so he went ahead with the file.

    I was waiting inside the car. We were at the CM's house for about 25 minutes, and then we went back to the police station. We stayed there for quite a long time, and then came back home after midnight.

    Meghdoot Sharon: How were you treated when you were questioned by the SIT?

    Tarachand Yadav: I was called and asked many questions. They told me they are monitoring the investigation. I told them all I could remember. They called me at 11 in the morning and made me wait all day long. They asked me so many questions that I was troubled.