'Modi challenged SC by questioning SIT summon'
New Delhi, Mar 27: At the backdrop of Narendra Modi appearing before the Special Investigation Team (SIT)on Mar 27, Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said that it was unfortunate that Modi has landed himself in this situation.
"It is most unfortunate that he (Modi) landed himself to that kind of a situation. It is not desirable but unfortunately it has happened," Moily told reporters.
Asked to comment on Modi challenging the validity of SIT summons to him, Moily said that by questioning SIT he was questioning the authority of Supreme Court, which has constituted SIT.
"He (the Gujarat CM) is questioning the Supreme Court decision, he should understand what he is doing."
Moily said that Modi turning up for questioning shows that nobody is above the law.
"Rule of law is equal to everyone," he said.
Modi was earlier summoned by the SIT, which is probing the post-Godhra riots case, to appear before it on Mar 21 in connection with the petition filed by Zakia Jaffrey, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jaffrey. But the Chief Minister failed to turn up.
Later, Modi justified himself saying that he had never received the summon.