Supreme Court to pursue SIT Closure Report for Gujarat Riots 2002

Supreme Court Gujarat Riots SIT

Sanika Deshpande

Published On: October 27, 2021 at 08:30 IST

The Supreme Court on October 26, stated that it would like to peruse the Special Investigation Team (SIT) Closure Report which gave a clean chit to 64 people, including the current Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi who was the Chief Minister of Gujarat during the 2002 Riots.

A Bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar first heard the Plea of Zakia Jafri, who is the wife of Congress Leader Ehsan Jafri who challenged the SIT’s clean chit with her Lawyer Kapil Sibal.

Zakia moved to the Supreme Court after the Gujarat High Court dismissed the Petition which challenged the findings by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).

Zakia also alleged a larger conspiracy behind the Riots which led to her husband’s Death.

Sibal later stated that he does not want Conviction of the person’s named in Zakia’s complaint at the moment but his case stated that there was “A larger conspiracy where there was Bureaucratic inaction, police complicity, hate speeches and unleashing of Violence”.

SIT had found no Evidence against Modi, other members of the Government, Bureaucracy and Police.

The Court will examine the Report of SIT on October 27th as the arguments were remained Inconclusive.


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