Ahmedabad: The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave an additional 15 days to the Special Investigating Team (SIT), conducting an inquiry against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 62 others in connection with post-Godhra riots, to submit its final report.
The SIT’s term runs out on April 30 and it had demanded more time from the apex court to submit its report.
SIT chief RK Raghavan had yesterday said that the SC-appointed probe panel was working hard to beat the April 30 deadline for submitting the report to the apex court.
SIT had submitted a progress report in January on the probe to the SC.
The Supreme Court had given the deadline to complete the inquiry into complaint of Zakia Jaffery where she has alleged that Modi, his cabinet colleagues, some police officials and senior bureaucrats aided and abetted post-Godhra riots of 2002.
Zakia’s husband and ex-MP Ehsan Jaffrey was among the 69 killed during the 2002 riots in Gulburg society.
Modi was questioned by SIT in connection with Zakia`s complaint on March 27 for over nine hours.
SIT has already recorded statements of a number of persons named in Zakia`s complaint, which include former minister of state for Home Gordhan Zadafia, BJP leader I K Jadeja, former BJP MLA from Lunawada Kalu Malivad and sitting MLA from Mehsana Anil Patel, former IPS officer R B Sreekumar, social activist Teesta Setalvad, IG Shivanand Jha, some other senior police officers and political leaders.