SIT chief parries questions on Modi`s claim over quizzing date
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 15:35
Ahmedabad: Special Investigation Team chief RK Raghavan on Sunday parried questions on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's claim that he had not been asked to appear before it on March 21 specifically after he failed to turn up for questioning that day.

When asked to comment on the confusion over the date, Raghavan said, "that is a history, I do not like to go into history but like to go forward".

On March 11, the SIT had said that Modi will be questioned on March 21. However, he did not turn up at the SIT office. A day later, Modi, in an open letter, claimed that he was not called by the Supreme Court appointed SIT on that date.

In reply to a question on whether they had issued a summon or a notice to the chief minister, Raghavan said "that is also a history, he came, appeared that's all".

"It is a direction of the Supreme Court. Whatever the Supreme Court says is law," Raghavan said when he was asked whether they had called Modi for questioning under CrPC.

Modi was called for questioning yesterday in a complaint by Zakia Jaffery, wife of ex-MP Eshan Jaffery who was killed in 2002 Gulburg society riot case along with 69 others.

Modi's questioning continued for more than nine hours in two sessions.


First Published: Sunday, March 28, 2010, 15:35

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