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SIT report handed over to Zakia

Zakia Jafari, wife of 2002 post-Godhra riots victim Ehsaan Jafari visits her old house at Gulberg Society, on the 10th anniversary of the carnage in Ahmedabad. File photo.   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Supreme Court-appointed SIT on Monday handed over its voluminous report on the Gulbarg Society carnage to complainant Zakia Jafri, whose husband and ex-parliamentarian Ehsan Jafri was among 69 people killed during the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat.

Ms. Jafri had accused Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 57 others of alleged criminal conspiracy in the 2002 riots.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) report was handed over to Zakia in the court of metropolitan magistrate M S Bhatt here. The report has 68 volumes, 2,200 annexure, 25 CDs and 89-page index and runs into 541 pages.

The document also includes an independent report filed by amicus curiae Raju Ramachandran in this case.

The metropolitan court has now posted the matter for hearing on May 10.

During the last hearing, which was held on April 10, the court had directed the SIT to give its report, with all the related documents to Zakia before May 10. The court had also said that in the report, the SIT had given a clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 58 others.

Ms. Jafri can now file a protest petition against the closure report given by the SIT.

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