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Zakia Jafri’s legal fight: A time line

A metropolitan magistrate rejected Zafia Jafris's protest petition and gave clean chit to Modi in Gujarat riot case.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
Updated: January 9, 2014 5:05:34 pm


February 28: Mob kills Congress MP Ahsan Zafri and 68 others at Gulberg Society


June 8: Zakia Jafri,wife of Ahsan Jafri,submits a complaint that police had not registered FIRs against Narendra Modi and other top politicians,police refuse to lodge the complaint


November 3: Gujarat High Court refuses to entertain her plea,asks her to approach a magistrate’s court


March 26: Supreme Court orders government to re-investigate nine cases including Gulberg Society incident,sets up a special investigation team (SIT) that will look into Zakia’s complaint


March 27: SIT questions Modi for several hours

May 14: SIT submits its report,saying no evidence to substantiate Zakia’s allegations


March 11: SC asks SIT to look into doubts raised by amicus curiae Raju Ramchandran

June 18: Ramchandran meets witnesses in Ahmeadabad

July 25: Ramchandran submits his report on the SIT findings,says Modi can be prosecuted based on the available evidence

September 12: SC directs the magistrate’s court to decide whether Modi and others can be probed


March 15: SIT submits full report and case papers in magistrate’s court

April 10: Court observes SIT has sought closure and found no evidence against the accused,asks SIT to provide a copy of the report to Zakia


April: Zakia challenges SIT’s clean chit to Modi and others — her petition is rejected Thursday

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