CBI’S TALE SPIN
Agency’s chargesheet is at odds with claims made by the locals
1 PUBLIC CLAIM Police fired on 7080 Meos offering namaz.
CBI’S TAKE Some Meos were armed. The police firing was executed with official sanction.
2 PUBLIC CLAIM Police firing paved the way for the Gujjar mob to enter the mosque, ransack it and kill Meos.
CBI’S TAKE Gujjars entered mosque at a time when the police were retreating to plan an evacuation.
3 PUBLIC CLAIM Officers remained spectators or connived in the killing.
CBI’S TAKE There was negligence and lack of judgment in dealing with situation, but no connivance.
4 FACT There was an intelligence input from Bharatpur sent in July about an imminent communal clash over this very land.
CBI’S TAKE It is not for CBI but a judicial commission to look into the issue of a collapse of governance.