2002 Gujarat riots: Order on Zakia Jafri’s plea against clean chit to Modi today

Ahmedabad, Dec 26: A magistrate court in Ahmedabad is likely to pronounce on Thursday its order on Zakia Jafri’s petition against Special Investigation Team (SIT) closure report that gave a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in 2002 Gujarat riots.

Magistrate BJ Ganatra had earlier said he would deliver the order on Oct er 28, but it was deferred to December 2, and then to December 26.

Jafri is the wife of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, who was among 69 people killed in the Gulbarg Society massacre here during the 2002 riots.

SIT had submitted its report on February 8 last year, clearing Modi’s name in any conspiracy.

She had filed a petition against the SIT report in April seeking its rejection and an order to file chargesheet against Modi and others during the 2002 riots. (ANI)