An Ahmedabad court is set to decide whether to uphold the clean chit to BJP Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. This will be announced on a petition filed by slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's wife Zakia Jafri. Here's a look at the timeline of the case:
March 26, 2008: Supreme Court constitutes a five-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by former CBI chief RK Raghavan to probe nine riot cases.
April 27, 2009: SC asks SIT to additionally 'look into the complaint' of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's wife Zakia about the alleged role of Narendra Modi and others in her husband's killing inside Gulbarg Housing Society in Ahmedabad.
The court order on clean chit to Modi will be announced on Thursday on a petition filed by slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's wife Zakia Jafri.
July 30, 2009: The Gujarat government apeals to the SC saying that SIT is exceeding jurisdiction in examining Modi's role in the riots case.
March 11, 2010: Modi is issued a notice by the SIT to appear before it on March 21, to respond to allegations made against him.
March 27-28, 2010: SIT questions Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Zakia Jafri case.
February 2011: SIT submits its report.
May 5, 2011: SC asks the new Amicus Curiae Raju Ramachandran to assess the SIT report and look into its lapses.
June 18, 2011: Raju Ramachandran visits Gujarat, meets police officers and others.
July 25, 2011: Amicus Curiae submits his report to Supreme Court in a sealed envelope. SC decides to keep his status report confidential.
February 2012: The SIT probing the post-Godhra 2002 riots in Gujarat files its final report before a local court
April 10, 2012: SIT report gives Modi a clean chit in the Gulbarg Society massacre. Zakia files protest petition against clean chit given to Modi by the SIT.
May 07, 2012: Zakia Jafri gets copy of Gujarat riots case report.
May 10, 2012: Zakia Jafri accuses SIT of giving her incomplete copy of the Gujarat riots case report.
December 10, 2012: SC refers Zakia Jafri's plea to larger bench.
February 7, 2013: Supreme Court allows Zakia Jafri to file a petition against SIT closure report on Narendra Modi.
April 15, 2013: Zakia files petition against SIT clean chit to Modi.
September 30, 2013: The magistrate says he would pronounce the order on October 28.
October 28, 2013: Ahmedabad court defers order on Zakia Jafri's plea.
December 2, 2013: Order on Zakia Jafri's petition deferred to December 26.