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SIT chief in Gandhinagar, maybe to finalise report

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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