NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, challenging clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to Narendra Modi in the Gujarat 2002 riots case.
The apex court will hear the plea on Monday (19th Nov.).
Besides Modi, who was then Chief Minister of Gujarat, the SIT had given clean chit other top politicians and bureaucrats named by Ms Jafri.
Along with Ehsan Jafri, around 70 people were killed by a rioting mob in Gulbarg Society in Ahmedabad in 2002.
The Gujarat High Court had last year rejected her plea challenging the SIT report of 2012. She had alleged larger conspiracy in the riots that killed more than 1000 people in the days after the Godhra train carnage of 28th Feb 2002 in which around 60 people returning from Ayodhya were killed.
When rioters were attacking the society in Ahmedabad, she had alleged, Ehsan Jafri had made frantic calls to police officers and politicians, but none came up to save the people. The killings at the society was among the 10 major riots cases of the state re-investigated by the SIT under the watch of the Supreme Court.
Source: Caravan News