SIT rpt on Zakia case: Cong sees conspiracy by Narendra Modi

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New Delhi, Feb 9: Just after few hours the SIT led by RK Raghavendra submitted their closure report over Zakia Jafri case, Congress party on Thursday, Feb 9 reacted strongly against Modi and BJP.

Delivering his opinion on the closure report submitted by SIT, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi did not spare the investigating agency while stating, "If BJP's claims on report are true, it raises questions on BJP, SIT."

The Supreme Court-appointed special investigation team (SIT) on Wednesday had given a clean chit to Modi over his alleged involvement in the 2002 Godhra riots. The SIT filed its closure summary before the metropolitan court on the case filed by Zakia Jafri, the widow of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri.

Modi along with 62 other accused has been relieved in the case filed by Zakia. The Supreme Court had earlier ordered the SIT to probe the allegation made by Zakia on the Gulbarg Society massacre that witnessed the death of 67 people. She had stated that there was a larger conspiracy behind the attacks.

The probe agency headed by former CBI chief R K Raghavan could not find any evidence on this to make Modi and others culpable.

On Sep 12, 2011, the Supreme Court had shifted the case on Zakia's petition to the trial court on the basis of the SIT's report. Zakia had also lodged an FIR with the Director General of Police against 63 persons including Modi. In the event of the FIR not being accepted, she moved the High Court.

The Gujarat High Court had slammed Modi and others over "inaction and negligence" during the riots, citing that that this had resulted in an "anarchic" situation.

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