2002 Gujarat riots: HC adjourns hearing on Zakia`s petition
Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court on Thursday adjourned hearing on the petition filed by Zakia Jafri, the widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, challenging the order of a local court which upheld special investigation team`s a clean chit to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others in a 2002 riots case.
Justice S G Shah posted the hearing for July 15 after asking the registry department to provide translation of the voluminous documents of the case.
On December 26 last year, Metropolitan Magistrate B J Ganatra here rejected Zakia`s protest petition challenging the Supreme Court-appointed SIT`s clean chit to Modi.
On March 15 this year, Zakia moved the HC against the Magistrate`s order upholding the SIT`s closure report.
Her petition seeks "to make Modi and 59 others accused on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit a mass murder, arson...And also tampering with evidence and destroying records of the Gujarat Home Department".
The petition alleges that the Magistrate accepted SIT`s closure report with a "non-application of mind". It also alleges that destruction of key records was carried out to ensure injustice to the victims, in which the Chief Minister`s office and the state home department were allegedly involved.
On February 28, 2002, following the Godhra train fire incident, 68 people including Ehsan Jafri were killed by a mob at Gulbarg Society here, as riots swept many parts of Gujarat. Modi was the Chief Minister of the state then.
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