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Will cooperate with trial court: SIT chief

Last Updated: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 14:57

New Delhi: RK Raghavan, the chief of the
Supreme Court-appointed SIT probing some of the 2002 riots
cases in Gujarat, on Monday said his team will do its "utmost"
to assist the trial court in arriving at the truth.

"The Special Investigation Team (SIT) will give our
utmost assistance to cooperate with the trial court in
arriving at the truth," said Raghavan, a former CBI Director.

Raghavan was responding to questions by the media on
the Apex Court direction to SIT to submit its final report on
the riots cases before the magistrate concerned in Ahmedabad.

The trial court was asked by the Supreme Court to
decide whether to proceed against Modi and 63 others, which
includes senior government officials for alleged inaction in
containing the riots.

He declined to comment on allegations that the SIT had
gone soft on Modi in its report submitted to Supreme Court.

However, he said his officers have done a good job
after a lot of hard work.

Raghavan said he will to have a look at the Supreme
Court order before he can give any instructions to the SIT
members.

The apex court had earlier handed over the task of
probing the riots cases to SIT which submitted its report in
the court.

After the SIT filed its probe report in a sealed cover,
the court had also asked senior advocate Raju Ramachandran,
who is assisting it as amicus curie, to analyse the SIT probe
findings and file a confidential report on it.

Ramachandran subsequently had submitted his report to
the court, which passed the order after going through the
reports by SIT and Ramachandran and referred the case back to
the Ahmedabad magistrate concerned to decide the further
course of action in the case.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 12:20

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