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Zakia seeks more SIT documents on her complaint

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Zakia Jafri has sought documents from the SIT related to the probe carried out by the agency, based on her complaint against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. File photo
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Zakia Jafri has sought documents from the SIT related to the probe carried out by the agency, based on her complaint against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. File photo

Zakia Jafri, wife of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, on Thursday moved a court seeking documents from the Special Investigation Team related to the probe carried out by the agency, based on her complaint against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others, with regards to the 2002 violence.

In an application to the metropolitan court in Ahmedabad, Ms. Jafri’s lawyer Sadik Sheikh demanded 18 different documents related to SIT investigations.

The documents include preliminary inquiry report of SIT official A.K. Malhotra submitted to the Supreme Court on May 12, 2010, further investigations reports filed periodically by the agency in the Supreme Court and comments of SIT chairman R.K. Raghavan dated May 14, 2010.

However, SIT lawyer R.S. Jamuar opposed her application, saying the Supreme Court had directed to provide final report and documents related to the probe.

“Most of those reports which are being asked by the complainant were given in a sealed cover to the Supreme Court and if they wish they can obtain them from the Supreme Court,” Mr. Jamuar told the court.

After hearing both sides, Metropolitan Magistrate M.S. Bhatt scheduled the hearing on the application on May 19, 2012.

Ms. Jafri had to file compliance report in the court that she had received all the documents from the SIT related to her complaint.

Following the court’s order, the SIT had given copies of its final report, including the report of amicus curiae Raju Ramhandran and other documents to Ms. Jafri on May 7, 2012.

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I hope the Courts would see to it that the identities of the persons who were questioned by SIT and other police officials, or gave statements to the SIT etc., will not be revealed UNLESS absolutely necessary in the interests of justice. If this protection is not given, the lives of these persons could be in extereme danger.

from:  witan
Posted on: May 10, 2012 at 22:08 IST

Dear madam Zakia Jafri, some people using you as a tool for their selfish deeds. In the name of bringing Modi to the hall of justice, they made millions!!

from:  C S Sundaresha
Posted on: May 10, 2012 at 20:13 IST

The latest application from Ms Jafri, seems to suggest that she does not fully believe in the process of SIT's investigation. With all due respects to Ms Jafri's emotions and sentiments, it is time she believes in the findings of the SIT and move on.

from:  Ramanujam
Posted on: May 10, 2012 at 19:10 IST
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