‘Will deal appropriately with amicus curie`s rpt’

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 20:47

Ahmedabad: The Supreme Court-appointed
Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the post-Godhra
riots, will deal "appropriately" with the report of amicus
curie Raju Ramchandran on the complaint filed by Zakia Jaffery, one of the victims of the Gulburg massacre case, its chief said on Tuesday.

"We will deal with Ramchandran`s report appropriately," SIT Chairman RK Raghavan told news agency here.

Raghavan is on a three-day visit to SIT office at
Gandhinagar apparently to guide his team members in
preparation of the final report and its submission to the
magisterial court here as directed by the apex court.

On September 12, the Supreme Court, while refusing to
pass any order on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his
administration`s alleged inaction to contain the riots after
the Godhra train carnage in 2002, had referred the matter to
the magisterial court concerned for a decision.

In her complaint to the Supreme Court, Zakia, wife of
Congress leader Ehsan Jaffery - who was killed in the riots at
Gulburg Housing Society here - had alleged that Modi and 62
others aided and abetted the large-scale communal violence.

The apex court had also directed the SIT chairman to
forward the final report, along with the material collected by
the agency, to the magisterial court. It had further said that
SIT was free to obtain a copy of Ramchandran`s report.

Sources in the SIT confirmed that the agency has obtained
a copy of Ramchandran`s report and they are studying it.

Raghavan, a former CBI director, however, declined to
disclose how long it would take for the SIT to submit its
report to the magisterial court.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 20:47

comments powered by Disqus