Amicus Curiae

  • 2002 Gujarat riots: Court to hear Zakia Jafri's plea on Wednesday April 24, 2013

    Ahmedabad: A protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri seeking rejection of the SIT report giving clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in the postGodhra riots case is likely to come up for hearing in a local court on Wednesday. Zakia, wife of 2002 postGodhra riots victim...
  • Court asks Zakia Jafri to file protest petition by Nov 7 October 30, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A local court on Tuesday granted more time to Zakia Jafri to file a protest petition challenging the Closure Report of the Supreme Courtappointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) which gave a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi among others in the 2002 riot cases. The court of...
  • Ajmal Kasab's counsel bows to SC verdict August 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Reacting to the apex court verdict which upheld the death sentence awarded to Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case, senior advocate Raju Ramachandran, who defended him in the apex court as amicus curiae, said he "bows down" to the ruling. "I bow to...
  • How SIT report exonerates Modi: The highlights May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team, headed by former CBI director R K Raghavan, to probe the 2002 Gujarat riots has concluded in its 541-page closure report that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi took all possible steps to control the 2002 post-Godhra riots and questioned the motive behind...
  • 'Amicus curiae erred by relying on Bhatt' May 8, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The SIT closure report, which gave a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in post-Godhra riots, has found faulted the Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae's finding that he can be charged with certain offences related to the riots. The amicus curiae (one who assists the court) has "erred" by...
  • What the amicus curiae report means for Modi May 8, 2012

    The report of amicus curiae Raju Ramchandran with respect to Narendra Modi's culpability in the 2002 Gujarat riots has galvanised those who were disenchanted with the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team's (SIT's) findings in the case. Modi's supporters, who were relieved at the SIT giving a clean chit to their...
  • Where does the truth lie on Gujarat riots? May 7, 2012

    On alleged involvement of Modi in 2002 riots, the SIT had said that there was no material that will justify further action under the law. ...
  • Gujarat: Amicus report guns for Modi, SIT differs May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: In a jolt to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae has held that he can be prosecuted for his role during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The report by Raju Ramchandran is in sharp contrast to the report of the SIT, also appointed by the Supreme...
  • Full text: Amicus curiae's report on Gujarat riots May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Amicus Curiae Raju Ramachandran's report on the 2002 Gujarat riots found that the role Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi needs to be investigated. Read the full text of the final report: SUBMITTED BY: RAJU RAMACHANDRAN, SENIOR ADVOCATE (AMICUS CURIAE) I. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: 1. This Hon'ble Court vide order dated 27.04.2009 directed the Special...
  • 'Complainant can challenge SIT closure report' April 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Amicus curiae Raju Ramachandran on Tueday said that the complainant in the Gulbarg Society massacre case shouldn't be disappointed with the SIT report which exonerated Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "It's a fact that there have been some areas of difference. The complainant has a right to file a...
  • Ramdev swoop was pre-planned: Amicus Curiae December 16, 2011

    New Delhi: The midnight swoop on Baba Ramdev was an organised crackdown to meet political ends, Amicus Curiae Rajiv Dhawan told the the Supreme Court on Friday. Dhawan claimed that Delhi Police official were in was in constant touch with the Union Home Ministry during the crackdown on Ramdev and...
  • Amicus report, a fresh trouble for Narendra Modi October 23, 2011

    New Delhi: There is fresh trouble for BJP poster boy and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Gujarat riots cases. According to Amicus Curiae report of the 2002 Gujarat riots case, the case against Modi cannot be closed. The report authored by Supreme Court senior advocate Raju Ramachandran indicates that...
  • Police used force to evict Ramdev: SC advisor August 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court's amicus curiae has castigated the Delhi Police for its action on Baba Ramdev saying that the police used force on innocent people to break Ramdev's agitation at Ramlila Maidan. Amicus curiae Rajeev Dhawan accused the Delhi Police of perpetrating violence on innocent people during its crackdown...