Guj riots: SIT submits fresh status rprt before SC

SIT probing the 2002 Gujarat riots, including the killing of ex-Cong MP Ehsan Jafri in which Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been questioned for his alleged role, today submitted a fresh status report in the Supreme Court.

Updated: Oct 25, 2010, 22:07 PM IST

New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team
(SIT) probing the 2002 Gujarat riots, including the killing of
ex-Congress MP Ehsan Jafri in which Chief Minister Narendra
Modi has been questioned for his alleged role, today submitted
a fresh status report in the Supreme Court.

SIT`s chief and former CBI Director R K Raghavan
submitted the report, the second, in a sealed cover. The
agency had earlier in May this year submitted the first status
report on the Gujarat riots.

When contacted by PTI, a top official involved with the
SIT said the report was in a sealed cover and not for public
disclosure.

The SIT` had earlier sought the apex court`s permission
for further investigations into the alleged involvement of
former Gujarat minister G Zadafia and M K Tandon, a senior
police officer, besides two other policemen in the killing of
Jafri.

The second status report comes a day before a special
three-judge Bench of Justices D K Jain, P Sathasivam and Aftab
Alam hears the case tomorrow.

The reconstituted SIT headed by R K Raghvan consists of Y
C Modi, and K Venkateshan, senior cadre IPS officers from
Assam and Maharashtra after two other Gujarat cadre IPS
officers Geeta Johri and Shivanand Jha were moved out of the
the probe panel by the apex court following allegations of
their partisan approach.

-PTI