Shivraj Patil wanted delay on Afzal, Asked to ignore reminders from his own Ministry!

published on June 7, 2010

Sheila Dikshit says Home minister Shivaraj Patil asked her not to respond to the 16 reminders his ministry sending to Delhi government!!

She sat on the file as per the wish or desire of Patil. Patil in turn acted as per the wish or desire of Mud Mohan who in turn acted under orders from the IMFL, who is the presiding deity. See how a government works!

Similar is the case when CBI is asked to register a case and investigate thoroughly and to bring to book the culprits. A word of mouth instruction will follow just not to take any action at all. You got the government you deserve.


Times of India
Patil wanted delay on Afzal, hints Sheila
Abantika Ghosh, TNN,

NEW DELHI: The mystery over why it took four years for the Delhi government to clear a file related to Afzal Guru’s mercy petition finally seems to be unravelling. Chief minister Sheila Dikshit has all but admitted during an interview to a television channel that Shivraj Patil, Union home minister at the time, had asked her government to sit on the file.

‘‘May be what you are thinking is true,’’ Dikshit said when asked if Patil had told her to keep the matter pending.

Sources privy to the exchanges between Dikshit and Patil told TOI that soon after the file came to Delhi government in 2006, Patil had made it very clear that there was no hurry. ‘‘He kept saying so throughout 2007 and 2008. Even when the delay in Afzal Guru’s hanging became an issue during the 2008 Assembly elections, there was no change in the position. The direction clearly was that no matter how many reminders went from the ministry, the file should not be cleared,’’ a source revealed.

Asked why he would give such an instruction when his own ministry was sending a reminder every three months (there were 16 of these before the file was sent to the lieutenant governor on May 17), the source said: ‘‘There does not seem to be any other reason beyond the possibility that the home minister may have been reluctant to take the onus of clearing Afzal’s file on himself. That pre-poll pressure built up by BJP did not make any difference shows he was not on the lookout for an electorally beneficial opportunity to dispose of the file.’’

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