Gulburg Society case: Court rejects plea for further probe of phone records

A special court on Tuesday rejected application of some of the victims of 2002 Gulburg Society case seeking directions for SIT to further investigate the details of the CD containing records of phone calls.

Updated: Apr 26, 2011, 15:40 PM IST

Ahmedabad: A special court on Tuesday rejected
application of some of the victims of 2002 Gulburg Society
case seeking directions for Special Investigation Team (SIT)
to further investigate the details of the CD containing
records of phone calls between police officers, political
leaders and some of the accused during riots.

Judge BJ Dhandha hearing the case, rejected the
application saying that the SIT was still investigating the
cases and was going to place its report before the Supreme
Court.

Advocate SM Vora representing the victims had argued
that the SIT has placed on record call details of the accused
in the case, but has not put on record the phone call details
of persons who were in touch with the accused in the case.

These other persons named in the application include
Tanmay Mehta, Anil Mukim, Sanjay Bhavsar of Gujarat Chief
Minister Narendra Modi`s office (CMO), the then DGP K
Chakravarthi, former minister of state for home Gordhan
Zadafia and others.

Vora had sought directions for the SIT to place on
record phone call details of 27 persons contained in the CD
prepared by IPS officer Rahul Sharma in 2002.

He had said that SIT should record statements of these
persons, verify their phone numbers, cross examine them as to
with whom they had talked on phone and place those statements
on record of the court.

PTI