Gulburg riot case: Zakia files protest petition against SIT clean chit to Modi

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Ahmedabad: Zakia Jafri, the wife of 2002 post-Godhra riots victim and former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, filed a protest petition in a local court on Monday seeking rejection of the SIT report giving a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in connection with the Gulburg Society riot case.

“We have filed our protest petition. We will inform you what he (judge) orders tomorrow,” said Zakia.

The petition also sought further investigations into the case by an independent agency other than the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team and filing of charge sheet against Modi and others.

“What we have shown that these are the accused, against them this is the evidence, then and there this closure report should be cancelled and against those accused action should be taken. That is our demand at this juncture,” said Zakia’s counsel S M Vohra.

The court of Metropolitan Magistrate B J Ganatra will hear Zakia’s petition on daily basis from April 24.

The Supreme Court, in its order dated February 7, had allowed Zakia to file a fresh protest petition and had also directed that she be supplied with entire report of the inquiry by the SIT in her complaint to enable her to file the protest petition.

Ehsaan Jafri was among 69 people allegedly burnt alive by a rioting mob on February 28, 2002 at the Gulbarg Housing Society in Ahmedabad.

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