Godhra riots : Supreme Court to hear SIT report on Modi

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New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Thursday examine the report of the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the role of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and other politicians in the 2002 Godhra communal riots.

The complainant alleged that bureaucrats did not discharge their constitutional duty to control the riots.

Earlier on April 27, the apex court had asked the SIT, headed by former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director RK Raghavan, to probe the role of 64 people, including that of Gujarat Chief Minister Modi in the post-Godhra riots cases.

The court directive came in response to a petition filed by Zakia Jaffrey, whose husband Ehsan Jaffrey, ex-Congress MP was killed during the Gulburg society riots along with 39 others.

In her complaint Zakia Jaffrey alleged that Modi, his cabinet colleagues, police officials and senior bureaucrats aided and abetted the riots.

The SIT has so far questioned Modi, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia and various police officers and examined records of bureaucrats and top cops in the list of 63 accused in Jafri's complaint. (ANI)

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