Modi to cooperate with SIT: Arun Jaitley

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Ahemadabad, Mar 22 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata leader Arun Jaitley on Monday said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will cooperate with the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing Gulbarg carnage case of the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Interacting with the media here, Jaitely, who is also the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, said: "When Modi has to appear there (before the SIT) at designated time, he will. He will cooperate with the SIT."

Commenting on why Modi didn't appear before the SIT, Jaitley told reporters: "SIT didn't fix March 21 for Modi's appearance."

"For the past few days, there has been incorrect information circulated in the media from some interested quarters about the date of SIT's summon. It is an effort to create wrong impression to interfere in the process of law," he added.

Earlier the day, Narendra Modi issued an open letter where he reasoned out that the SIT don't summon anyone on Sundays and on public holidays.

"I will respond to the SIT fully respecting law and keeping in view the dignity of the body appointed by the Supreme Court. But it is a matter of grave concern and needs investigation as to why and who started spreading lies that Narendra Modi has been summoned by SIT (Special Investigation Team) on March 21," read the statement. (ANI)

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