Raghavan, who cleared Modi, named Cyprus envoy


Raghavan headed the Special Investigation Team that probed the 2002 riots in Gujarat. His appointment as the envoy to Cyprus was announced by the Ministry of External Affairs in a press release issued on Wednesday.

He will succeed Ravi Banger, an officer of the Indian Foreign Service of the 1982 batch, who has been appointed as India’s envoy to Colombia.

Raghavan, an officer of Indian Police Service, headed the CBI from January 4 , 1999, to April 30, 2001.He was the chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed SIT to probe nine major cases related to the riots.The SIT gave Modi, who was then the chief minister of Gujarat, a clean chit in the Gulberg Society massacre case.

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