Order today on Zakia’s plea in Modi case

After a four-year probe, the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team gave the Gujarat Chief Minister a clean chit in February 2012.

Updated - November 17, 2021 04:16 am IST

Published - December 26, 2013 12:54 am IST - AHMEDABAD:

A metropolitan court here will decide on Thursday a protest petition by Zakia Jafri, wife of the slain former Congress MP Ahsan Jafri, challenging the SIT’s clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 59 others in the 2002 communal riots.

The Special Investigation Team, headed by the former CBI Director, R.K. Raghavan, was appointed by the Supreme Court to look into the allegations by Ms. Jafri, who approached it in 2008 complaining that Mr. Modi and others were involved in the larger conspiracy behind the communal riots.

In 2010, the SIT summoned Mr. Modi and interrogated him for nearly 10 hours. After a four-year probe, the team gave him a clean chit. In all, there are 15 major charges against Mr. Modi.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.