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SC dismisses plea challenging the clean chit given to Modi in 2002 Gujarat riots case

24/06/2022 at 1:00 PM

Supreme Court reserves verdict

New Delhi, June 24: The Supreme Court on Friday, dismissed the plea challenging the clean chit given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (then chief minister of Gujarat) in 2002 Gujarat riots.

A Special Investigation Team that was formed to probe the 2002 Gujarat riots had given clean chit to Modi and several others in the case in 2012. Modi was serving as the Gujarat CM then.

Zakia Jafri, the wife of Congress leader Ehsan Jafri who was killed during the violence at Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad in 2002 had moved the apex court challenging the clean chit given to Narendra Modi and several others in Gujarat riots case.

“We don’t countenance the submission of the appellant (ZakiaJafri) regarding infraction of rule of law regarding investigation and the approach of the Magistrate and the HIgh Court in dealing with the final report” the Supreme Court said in its verdict while upholding the clean chit given to Modi.

The apex court upheld the Gujarat High Court order, saying Zakia Jafri’s appeal is devoid of merits and deserves to be dismissed.

On February 8, 2012, the SIT filed the closure report and concluded that there was “no prosecutable evidence” against Modi and 63 others, including senior government officials.

Ehsan Jafri was among the 68 people killed in the violence. The violence had erupted a day after the S-6 Coach of the Sabarmati Express was burnt at Godhra killing 59 people and triggering communal riots in Gujarat.

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