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SIT seeks SC's extension on Godhra cases

Written by: Staff

Ahmedabad, Jan 5: Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing into the post-Godhra riots cases against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 62 others have appealed for an extension from the Supreme Court on Monday, Jan 4.

Completing its term in Dec 2009, SIT said that they have submitted a progress report on the SC, adding that the hearing on the case is scheduled later in Jan, 2010.

"We are yet to get an extension from the SC. But the investigation into Zakia's complaint was still on. The hearing in SC is sometime in January," SIT chief R K Raghavan.

SIT was constituted by the apex court to conduct investigation into the Godhra Train carnage, including the eight other post-Godhra riot cases.

SC had also directed the SIT to examine the complain filed by Zakia Jaffery, wife of former MP Ehsan Jaffrey who was killed by rioters in Gulbarg society along with 69 others.

Zakia had alleged that Modi, his cabinet colleagues, including the police officials and senior bureaucrats promoted the post-Godhra riots of 2002.

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