Supreme Court directs SIT to probe Modi’s role in riots

Supreme Court directs SIT to probe Modi’s role in riots

Supreme Court directs SIT to probe Modi’s role in riots

The Supreme Court of India (SCoI) Today directed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by R.K. Raghavan to investigate the allegations that Narendra Modi, chief minister, Gujarat, along with over 50 other politicians and government officials had aided and abetted statewide communal riots in 2002 when hundreds of people belonging to particular community lost their lives in addition to those who were grievously injured and property reduced to ashes.

A bench of Justices Arijit Pasayat and Asok Kumar Ganguly directed the SIT headed by former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director R.K. Raghavan, former director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to specifically look into the allegations that Modi was involved in the killing of an MP in Ahmedabad’s Gulbarga Society arson case.

The panel was asked to file its repor to the apex court within three months.


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