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Plea challenging ‘clean chit’ to PM Modi in 2002 riots deferred

The Special Investigating Team (SIT) constituted to investigate the 2002 riots after the Godhra Kaand had given a clean chit to PM Modi who was then the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

 

New Delhi| The hearing in the plea of Zakia Jafri challenging the ‘clean chit’ to PM Modi in 2002 riots has been deferred by the Supreme Court. The plea was scheduled to be heard on Monday. However, the bench of justices led by justice AM Khanwilkar said deferred the hearing till November 2.

The Special Investigating Team (SIT) constituted to investigate the 2002 riots after the Godhra Kaand had given a clean chit to PM Modi who was then the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Representing the SIT, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi said that Zakia’s plea was not maintainable and requested social activist Teesta Seetalvad cannot be the second petitioner in the case.

 

 

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