Court asks NGO, Media to give views on Gulburg case trial

The court felt there should be direct representation by the NGO Citizen for Justice and Peace (CJP) working for some of the riot victims and by media.

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2010, 23:47 PM IST

Ahmedabad: The special court hearing the
2002 Gulburg Society riot case on Monday asked civil society group
and media to help it find the truth by putting forward their
views on various aspects of the case.

Designated Judge B U Joshi while passing the order
observed that "since the case was linked with national unity,
it was necessary not to keep the scope of representation on
various aspects of the case limited."

For justice and proper decision in the case it was
needed to take into consideration representation on various
aspects of the case and by all organisations whose role have
been discussed during the trial, it further observed.

The court felt there should be direct representation
by the NGO Citizen for Justice and Peace (CJP) working for
some of the riot victims and by media.

It has asked the media to place its view before the
court with regard to the investigation in the case, the phone
call records, orders passed by the Apex court with regard to
the case and sting operation on some of the accused by a
private television channel.

It would help the court in the search for truth if
the media made its representation through its lawyer, the
court said in its order.

69 persons including ex-MP Ehsan Jaffery were
killed during the riot in Gulburg society in 2002.

PTI