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Feb 09, 2012 at 10:41am IST

Gulbarg case: Jafri's wife says she'll fight back

New Delhi: After reports suggesting that the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) has not found enough evidence against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Ehsan Jafri killing case, the former Congress MP's wife Zakia Jafri has expressed her disappointment.

Zakia said that she is really disappointed with the report and will not sit back with the report. Zakia added that she will consult the lawyers and then will fight back.

The final report was submitted in a sealed envelope by SIT officials in a magisterial court in Ahmedabad as directed by the Supreme court.

The SIT report was submitted on a day when the Gujarat High Court dealt a major blow to the Modi government censuring it for "inaction and negligence" during the riots, holding that this had resulted in an "anarchic" situation.

On September 12, 2011, the Supreme Court had refused to pass any order on Modi's alleged inaction to contain riots in 2002 and left it to the concerned magistrate's court to decide the course of action against him on the basis of the SIT report.

The apex court was hearing a petition by Zakia alleging that Modi and 62 top government officials deliberately refused to take action to contain the state-wide riots, triggered by the February 27, 2002 Godhra train carnage.

The SC had further said in case the magistrate decides to drop proceedings against Modi and others, he has to hear the plea of Zakia, who had filed a complaint against the Gujarat Chief Minister and others.

Jafri had told the apex court that a proper probe should be carried out by the SIT, headed by former CBI chief RK Raghavan, into her allegations of inaction and various acts of omission and commission by Modi and others during the riots.

The apex court in 2009 had earlier handed over the task of probing the case to SIT which submitted its report in 2011.

With additional information from PTI

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