Petitions against Modi rejected by High court

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Ahmedabad, Nov 2 (UNI) The Gujarat High Court today dismissed petitions filed by a NGO 'Citizen for Justice and Peace' and wife of a former MP Ehsan Jafri, which sought registration of an FIR against Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 62 others for their role in the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

Dismissing the petitions, High Court Justice M R Shah observed that an alternative is available to the petitioners for filing a complaint against all the persons, named in the petition before a magistrate.

The court also refused to direct the police to register a complaint.

The NGO had approached the High Court today after submitting the tapes of the Tehelka expose as evidence against the Chief Minister and others. However, the court said it couldnot accept the tapes on the day of its ruling.

Jafri, in her petition, had asked the court to direct the police to register FIR against Modi, his ministers, VHP leaders and senior police officials on grounds of 'mass murder and criminal conspiracy'.

The petitioners will move the Supreme Court against the decision of the High Court, according to their advocate Sohail Tirmizi.


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