Narendra Modi in SIT trouble for 2002 riots
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi seems to be heading for trouble as the Gujarat High Court on Friday dismissed a petition challenging the probe by the special investigation team (SIT) against him and 62 others in connection with the 2002 riots.
Justice D H Vaghela dismissed the petition filed by former BJP MLA Kalu Malivad, who is among the 62 to be investigated by SIT, stating that no relief could be granted in the case as the SIT was directly working under the direction and supervision of the Supreme Court.
Zakia Jaffrey, whose had alleged in her complaint to the Supreme Court that Modi, his cabinet colleagues, police officials and senior bureaucrats aided and abetted the 2002 post-Godhra riots when her husband and ex-MP Ehsan Jaffrey was killed during the 2002 riots in Gulburg society along with 39 others.
Based on the petition of Zakia, the Supreme Court directed the SIT to investigate the role of Modi and 62 others in the 2002 riots.