New Delhi – Former CBI director R.K. Raghavan accused then ruling party at Centre of persecution after the then Chief Minister, Narendra Modi was given clean chit in 2002 Gujarat riots for having no evidence against him, I was persecuted by Modi’s rivals. Mr. Raghavan’s autobiography ‘A Road Well Travelled’ has been published. He has revealed the above information in the book. Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed by the Supreme Court in the case of Gujarat riots. Mr. Ragahvan headed the SIT. Investigation of prominent cases like Bofors scam, South Africa cricket match-fixing in 2000, fodder scam etc. are on his account.
Mr. Ragahvan has stated in the book that,
1. Petitions were filed in the Court against me. I was accused of favouring Mr. Modi. Central investigation agencies were misused to monitor my telephonic conversations. They were, however, disappointed for finding nothing implicated.
2. Mr. Modi’s questioning lasted for 9 hours. He did not parry even a single question out of 100 questions, put to him during the investigation. He was very calm during the entire investigation process. He did not accept even a cup of tea for 9 hours of questioning. He proactively showed his readiness to come to the SIT Gandhinagar office and brought his own water bottle in the office. He refused to take lunch after he was asked if he needed time for lunch during interrogation.