SIT chief in Gandhinagar, maybe to finalise report
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 00:41
Ahmedabad: The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) is believed to be finalising its report on complaint against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

SIT chief R K Raghavan is on a two-day visit to Gandhinagar reportedly for guiding his team in finalisation of the report.

On September 12, the Supreme Court, while refusing to pass any order regarding Modi and 61 others on the complaint of Zakia Jaffery, wife of former Congress MP, Eshan Jaffery, had referred the matter to the concerned Magistrate's court in Ahmedabad for the decision.

Ehsan Jaffery was killed in post-Godhra violence at Gulburg Society here in 2002 along with 68 others. Zakia has alleged in her complaint that between February and May 2002 there was a "deliberate and intentional failure" of the state government to protect the life and property of innocents.

Modi and 62 others, including his cabinet colleagues, police officials and senior bureaucrats, aided and abetted the riots, she alleged.

On December 15, she had also filed an application in the Supreme Court saying that SIT had failed to file the final report of the investigation even three months after the Supreme Court's order.

The apex court had directed the Chairman, SIT to forward the final report along with the entire material collected by it to the Magistrate's court.

The SC had further said that SIT can obtain the copy of amicus curie Raju Ramchandran's report, commenting on SIT's report submitted in the apex court. Sources in the SIT confirmed that it had obtained copy of Ramchandran's report.


First Published: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 00:41

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