New Delhi: The Supreme Court order on the
Gulbarga Society case is by "no means" exoneration of Gujarat
Chief Minister Narendra Modi but will lead to the expansion of
the chargesheet against him through the inclusion of
additional complaints, the CPI-M said on Monday.
Observing that the apex court has directed the trial
court to consider the various reports including the ones
prepared by the SIT and the amicus curae and other affidavits,
the party politburo said the court`s direction "means that the
complaint filed by Zakia Jafri and co-petitioner Citizens for
Peace and Justice before the Supreme Court, including the
specific role of Modi, will be included as part of a now
expanded charge sheet in the case".
"This can by no means be considered exoneration of the
chief minister`s role as is being claimed by Modi and his
party," the CPI-M said in a statement here.
Maintaining that nine years had passed since the
"horrific genocide" in Gujarat, it said, "If victims and
family members like Zakia Jafri, the widow of Ehsan Jafri who
was brutally killed, still await justice, it is a sad
commentary on the delays in the judicial system in which even
such cases of mass killings are not dealt with in a time-bound
The major Left party said it was essential for the trial
court to expedite the case to ensure that "justice is not
further delayed and thereby denied".