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Gujarat riots case: There is justice beyond trial court, says Kapil Sibal

Soon after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi got a major relief by an Ahemdabad court, Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal tweeted that there is justice beyond the trial court.



Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Soon after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi got a major relief by an Ahemdabad court, Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday tweeted that there is justice beyond the trial court.

The metropolitan court dismissed a petition filed by a killed Congress leader`s widow, challenging the closure report of a Special Investigation Team giving a clean chit to Modi and 58 others in a case relating to the 2002 communal riots.

Reacting to the verdict, Sibal tweeted:

Petitioner Zakia E Jafri -- whose husband and former Congress MP Ehsaan Jafri was among 69 people killed during the post-Godhra incident riots in Gulberg Society here -- had contended that Modi and others should be tried for their role in the riots conspiracy which had triggered violence across the state.

The Supreme Court-appointed SIT, which investigated Jafri`s allegations against Modi and others, filed its closure report on February 08, 2012 saying there was insufficient evidence to prosecute them.
The ruling by Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra, upholding the SIT closure report, spells major relief for Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate.

(With IANS inputs)

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