No new material produced by Zakia for further probe in Gulberg society case: SIT

In 2006, Jafri filed a complaint in the Supreme Court against Modi and 62 others.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: August 6, 2015 4:21 am

The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Wednesday defended its closure report that gave clean chit to the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, who is Prime Minister now, and others in the 2002-post Godhra riots. It said no new material produced by the complainant, seeking further investigation, warranted a consideration.

Appearing for the SIT, senior counsel C S Vaidyanathan said this in response to a query raised by Justice Sonika Gokani-led single judge bench of the Gujarat High Court. She had asked the SIT to ascertain whether the complaint of Zakia Jafri, whose husband ex-Congress MP Ahsan Jafri was among the 69 people killed in the Gulberg Society massacre, is part of the case or an independent complainant. Vaidyanathan argued that this aspect of the case is not going to make any difference.

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“This is a case where a complaint was filed in the Supreme Court and the SIT was asked to look into it. It was monitored by the SC at all relevant time. The amicus curiae suggested certain further investigations and SIT did it. The reports (by SIT) were looked into again by the amicus curiae and by the SC,” Vaidyanathan said, adding that when the report was sent to the magisterial court, it upheld the closure report.

He said that in the metropolitan court “no new material was produced warranting consideration by the magisterial court”.”

Earlier, Jafri’s lawyer Mihir Desai had argued that the magisterial court erred while rejecting the petition challenging the closure report. He said that the petition doesn’t restrict to the Gulberg Society massacre, rather it focuses on a larger conspiracy behind the riots. A day before explaining the larger conspiracy, Desai claimed events prior to the Godhra train carnage case had to be taken into consideration.

“Since Zakia Jafri was residing at Gulberg Society, her complaint doesn’t restrict to the FIR lodged at Meghaninagar police station (Gulberg Society falls under this station),” Desai said, while alleging that failure of authorities in taking preventive measures, imposing curfew and bringing Army on time among others, should also be considered as part of larger conspiracy. The hearing will resume next Thursday.

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  1. V
    Aug 6, 2015 at 2:52 pm
    This probe is nothing but a witch hunt. It was not to punish the perpetators but to somehow drag Modi into this. All sorts of lies were presented as facts and publicised. UPA under the pressure of Italian maharani and foreign funded NGOs have been running this campaign for last 13 yrs
    1. Anil Tandale
      Aug 6, 2015 at 8:57 pm
      If the suion about larger conspiracy is credible, then the motives, preparators, perpetrators, funders should be probed first before going to Gulberg society. The real motive is suspect. The target was then CM, and now PM. A novel and perverted method to sabotage the mandate of 2014. The garrulous NGOs want all investigations to conform and confirm their own malicious thought process.
      1. Bhagavath B S
        Aug 7, 2015 at 5:45 am
        put the case bundles in dust bin,ask tista and ngos to clean the dust bin.tista has collected huge money in the name of ngos and eaten mutton and chicken with her husband,case over.
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          Indira Parthasarathi
          Aug 6, 2015 at 8:07 pm
          India's enemies at work! But, as one of my European friends used to say of his countrymen, they cannot stop digging until they cover themselves with muck.
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            An Idian
            Aug 6, 2015 at 10:19 am
            nothing will happen
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