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Gujarat riots: HC to hear Zakia's plea against Modi, SIT terms her petition 'instigating'

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Jun 04, 2013 at 10:42am IST

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court will on Tuesday continue hearing Zakia Jafri's case, where she has challenged the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 61 others. She continues to claim that they were conspirators in the 2002 Gujarat riots in which her husband and former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was one of those killed in the Gulburg Society massacre in Ahmedabad.

The lawyer of the Supreme Court-appointed SIT, which has given a clean chit to Modi in 2002 post-Godhra riots case after investigating complaint filed by Zakia Jafri, in April had said, "Modi has never said that go and kill people". Opposing the protest petition filed by Jafri against SIT's closure report, its lawyer RS Jamuar said, "(social activist) Teesta Setalvad and others have falsified the complaint targeting Chief Minister who had never said that go and kill people."

Gujarat riots: HC to hear Zakia's plea against Modi

Zakia Jafri claims that Modi was a conspirator in the 2002 Gujarat riots in which her husband Ehsan Jafri was killed.

Meanwhile, Supreme Court-appointed SIT on Monday termed as "instigating" the petition filed by Zakia Jafri, opposing the closure report filed by SIT giving clean chit to Modi and alleged that it could again create communal disturbances in the state.

SIT made this submission before Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra who was hearing the 'protest' petition filed by Jafri opposing the closure report filed by SIT giving clean chit to Modi and others for their role in the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

Jafri, whose husband and former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was killed during 2002 Gulbarg society riots, had filed on April 15 a petition before the Magistrate in protest against the SIT report giving clean chit to Modi and others and sought the filing of charge sheet against them.

With Additional Inputs From PTI

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