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Zakia Jafri Hearing [Supreme Court Live Update]

Lawstreet Journal 27 Oct 2021 5:53pm

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Sr Adv Kapil Sibal for ZakiaJafri continues his submissions.

Bench: We have to move forward from 2011. We can’t move backwards. Going backwards to history of 2009,2010 that may not help us today. 2011 this court says submit report before Magistrate.

Sibal: Thats a constructive approach and i will abide by that.

Sibal: None of this was dealt with by anybody. Houses were burned, 106 properties in Dhansura, they were all destroyed. This particular sting, Ashish Khaitan was a prosecution witness in one of the cases

Sibal: & this SIT relied on that sting in related to other accused. This tape was authenticated by CBI as genuine, where do we go?  

Sibal: Tape wasn’t taken into consideration, that stage didn’t come, closure report was filed that was it.

Bench: This evidence is going to help you in a larger conspiracy hearing. You made a grievance of the same & this evidence of the report of the individual accused, how will that help you? He’s not an accused in Gulberg but in other cases. How will that help you?  

Sibal: If it's only about gulberg society, then there's the end of the case. Larger conspiracy has to be investigated or not?

Bench: It has to but right now you're taking us to documents related to individual accused. Let us focus on how the report has dealt with this.

Sibal: The report has not dealt with this. There’s no sentence in the report. All I want to show is all this material was with the SIT which was not… Continue Reading...

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