Guj riots: Besides Modi, SIT questions lawyers

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Guj riots: Besides Modi, SIT questions lawyers
Ahmedabad, Mar 29: Besides grilling Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigative Team (SIT) questioned three lawyers over the weekend in connection with 2002 riots case.

Quoting sources, a news agency reported that the probe panel questioned H N Dhruv, P L Gandhi and V P Atre on Saturday, Mar 27 based on complaints filed by riot victims and social activist Teesta Setalvad.

The complaints allege that these lawyers were closely associated with the government and were appointed as special public prosecutors in post-Godhra riot cases.

Dhruv was the special public prosecutor in the Godhra train burning case. Atre was appointed the public prosecutor in the Naroda Patiya and Gulbarg case. Gandhi was the chief government pleader in the Godhra sessions court in Panchmahal.

On Saturday, Mar 27, the BJP leader and Chief Minister Narendra Modi was questioned by the SIT in two separate sessions for over nine hours.

He was reportedly required to answer as many as 62 questions in connection with the Gulbarga Society riot case.

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