SIT summons Gordhan Zadaphia for questioning on Monday

Guj former junior home minister Gordhan Zadaphia has been summoned for questioning on Mon by the SC appointed SIT investigating some of the 2002 riot cases afresh.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2010, 00:09 AM IST

Ahmedabad: Gujarat`s former junior home minister Gordhan Zadaphia, who parted ways with Chief Minister Narendra Modi, has been summoned for questioning on Monday by
the Supreme Court appointed SIT investigating some of the 2002 riot cases afresh.

Zadaphia, who was minister of state for home during the post-Godhra riots, has been asked to remain present for questioning on Monday, officials associated with the Special
Investigation Team (SIT) said tonight. This will be the fifth time that Zadaphia will be
questioned by the SIT in connection with the 2002 riots in little over a year. He was first quizzed by the SIT in June 2009.
Zadaphia had parted ways with the BJP before the 2007 state Assembly elections and had later formed his own outfit `Maha Gujarat Janta Party`. His name figures as in the complaint filed by Zakia Jaffery, wife of slain former Congress MP Eshan Jaffery killed
in the Gulburg society riots.

The Supreme Court has asked the SIT to probe Jaffrey`s complaint in which Modi`s name also appears. SIT has earlier questioned Modi for over nine hours in one day.

PTI