SIT working hard to beat SC deadline: Raghavan

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) conducting inquiry against Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and 62 others in connection with post-Godhra riots is working hard to beat the April 30 deadline for submitting the report to the SC

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2010, 15:36 PM IST

Gandhinagar: The Special Investigation Team
(SIT) conducting inquiry against Gujarat Chief Minister
Narendra Modi and 62 others in connection with post-Godhra
riots is working hard to beat the April 30 deadline for
submitting the report to the Supreme Court, its chief R K
Raghavan said on Tuesday.

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.

When asked if the SIT had completed the report with
regard to Zakia`s complaint, Ragahavan said, "We are working
on it. I cannot say anything now. The hearing of the case is
tomorrow in the Supreme Court and we are working hard to beat
the deadline."

Ragahavan, who is here on a two-day visit, declined to
comment when asked whether the SIT would seek extension from
the Supreme Court for completing the report.

"We are still working on the report. And it is for the
Supreme Court to decide. I cannot say anything more on the
issue," Raghavan said to a news agency.

He also refused to comment on VHP international general
secretary Parvin Togadia`s allegations that one of the SIT
members had humiliated him and his lawyers.

PTI