SC restrains trial court from deciding on SIT report on Modi’s role

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Supreme Court on January 17 restrained a special trial court in Ahmedabad from taking its final decision on the Special Investigation Team (SIT) report for closing the case against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 62 others in connection with a 2002 riots incident in which former Congress MP Eshan Jafri was burnt alive by a mob at the Gulberg Housing Society. A three-member Bench headed Justice DK Jain passed the order on a plea by Zakia Jafri, widow of the slain Congress leader, despite objections raised by the Gujarat government. The other members of the Bench were Justices P Sathasivam and Aftab Alam. Zakia has approached the SC seeking copies of the three SIT reports submitted in May and November 2011 and January 2012. The case would be taken up for hearing again on February 7. The SIT, headed by former CBI Director RK Raghavan, had interrogated Modi in the light of an apex court order asking the SIT to conduct a fresh investigation into the February 28, 2002 violence in the Gulberg Society, Ahmedabad.

- Advertise Here Call +1 646 247 9458 -

Trending (48 Hours)

India v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Vizag: Under-fire Dhoni faces tricky...

VISAKHAPATNAM (TIP): Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership as well as finishing skills will be put through a stern test when an inconsistent India take on...
- Advertise Here Call +1 646 247 9458 -