Supreme Court junks PIL seeking reconstitution of SIT probing Gujarat riots

In her petition, Fatima had sought a new SIT comprising three retired judges from the Supreme Court.

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Updated: April 11, 2014 1:39 pm
Reconstitution of SIT is not good at this stage, said the bench. Reconstitution of SIT is not good at this stage, said the bench.

The Supreme Court on Friday junked a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking reconstitution of the Special Investigation Team probing the 2002 Gujarat riots. The plea had questioned the SIT probe giving clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) demanding re-constitution of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing Gujarat riots cases.

A bench led by Justice H L Dattu said that the court was not inclined to consider the plea at this stage.

“Reconstitution of SIT is not good at this stage,” said the bench.

At this, petitioner Fatima A, an advocate, sought permission to withdraw her plea. The court allowed her to do so. In her petition, Fatima had sought a new SIT comprising three retired judges from the Supreme Court.

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    Media Matters
    Jun 16, 2014 at 4:27 pm
    Justice in real sense should be experienced to victims of Godhra Train and 26 m macres, and real compensation to property and religious shrines.
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      Mankuzhi Murali
      Apr 11, 2014 at 10:59 am
      good wisdom prevails in SC , peion is just to rake the issue politically.
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        Raman Vr
        Apr 11, 2014 at 10:56 am
        " plea for reconsuting the SIT involving retired judges of the apex court, including a person from the minority community "THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS PLEA. Soon we may end up in a day when all courts will have a panel of judges comprising Minorities, Dalits, MBCs. OBCs etc etc ( not forgetting Women ).
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