Amid buzz of ‘closure’,Zakia Jafri seeks copy of SIT report on Modi

M S Bhatt issued notice to the SIT and posted the matter for hearing on February 13

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: February 10, 2012 3:24 am

Gujarat riots victim Ahsan Jafri’s widow Zakia and two civil rights groups Thursday filed two separate applications seeking copies of the report that the special investigation team (SIT) investigating the alleged involvement of Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the violence submitted in a magisterial court here on Wednesday.

Metropolitan magistrate M S Bhatt issued notice to the SIT and posted the matter for hearing on February 13. The SIT’s report,filed to the court in a sealed cover,has been speculated to be a closure report,granting Modi relief.

Zakia has accused Modi and 62 others of having failed to discharge their duties during the riots. Her husband,Congress leader and former MP Ahsan Jafri,was killed in the Gulberg Society massacre of February 28,2002.

Sources told The Indian Express that SIT officials huddled with their legal adviser R S Jamuvar,a Delhi-based former lawyer for the CBI,in Gandhinagar on Wednesday discussing the possibility of filing either a ‘C’ or an ‘A’ summary in the case. Both are closure summaries.

A ‘C’ summary is filed for a complaint that is “neither true nor false” or “false but not maliciously false”; an ‘A’ summary is for a true complaint that lacks evidence.

Zakia told The Indian Express,“We don’t know what findings the SIT has given to the court. We have full faith in the Almighty. If we don’t get justice in this world,then we will definitely get justice in His court.”

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