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SC hears a petition filed by Zakia Jafri, challenging the Special Investigation Team’s clean chit to then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi in the 2002 Godhra riots [LIVE UPDATES]

Lawstreet Journal 26 Oct 2021 9:13pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary SC hears a petition filed by Zakia Jafri, challenging the Special Investigation Team’s clean chit to then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi in the 2002 Godhra riots [LIVE UPDATES]

Justice AM Khanwilkar led bench hears a petition filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, challenging the Special Investigation Team’s (SIT) clean chit to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the 2002 Godhra riots

Justice Khanwilkar: CBI enquiry is already ordered, then what survives in this?

Sr Adv Colin Gonsalves: CBI probe is not ordered

SC: No it is..i was wondering what remains

Gonsalves: probe is not starting at all

Justice Khanwilkar: time being granted to Sr Adv Gonsalves to chart out issues that need to be considered by the bench.

List on November 16, 2021

Sr Adv Gonsalves was appearing for a group of tribals who bore the brunt of riots.

Sr Adv Kapil Sibal now appears for Zakia Jafri

Sibal: There were several facts which the SIT did not look at while filing the closure report

SC: SIT was constituted under orders of supreme court. when was it?

Sibal: September 12, 2011

It was 2009, wasn't it: SC

Sibal: Oh yes, 2009 it was

Sibal: The sting operation conducted was relied upon in the naroda patiya case and no one doubts its authenticity and only the SIT did not look at it.

Sibal: the police wireless messages which was the Gujarat government has now been informed to be destroyed.

Sr Adv Sibal: the complaint of Jafri was not limited to only Gulbery society, the SIT ingored the important evidences like Sanjiv Bhatt etc. SIT did not even follow the procedure to record statements etc.

Sibal: SIT had no authority to select which statement was correct when contrary statement was made.

SC:… Continue Reading...


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