Guj riots: Anti-Modi activist Teesta not to get SIT report

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Teesta Setalvad
Ahmedabad, Feb 15: A court on Feb 15 declared that a copy of SIT report on Gujarat riots 2002 will not be handed over to Teesta Setalvad but it will be given to Zakia Jafri within a month.

The court also said that Zakia Jafri will be given all other related documents related the Gulburg riots case including the closure report submitted by the SIT.

The Gujarat court said that all applications seeking copy of SIT report in Gulburg riots case will be dealt with only after probe panel submits complete report. The SIT will choose a date in the next one month when they would want to share the voluminous report.

Earlier the investigative agency opposed to hand over the report to Teesata and lawyer Mukul Sinha saying, "They (the activists) have 'no locus in the case'."

Here it can be recalled that the report was based on the complaint filed against Modi and others in the 2002 riots case. According to sources, the SIT in its closure report mentioned that they had not found any prosecutable evidence against Modi to name him an accused in the case.

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 saw 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.

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