2002 riots: Special Investigation Team summons former Minister of Gujarat

Ahmedabad: The Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the role of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in the 2002 riots, has summoned the former minister and BJP leader I.K. Jadeja to depose before it on Monday.

“The SIT has summoned me to depose before the officials tomorrow [Monday],” Mr.Jadeja told PTI here on Sunday. “I will go for my deposition accordingly,” he added.

Mr. Jadeja said he had no role to play in any incident of the 2002 riots in the State. “Now, since they have summoned me, I will go and record my statement before the officials,” he said.

SIT, headed by the former CBI director R.K. Raghvan, was asked to submit its report by December 2009. — PTI

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