Godhra cases report to be submitted by 15th Feb

January 21st, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Gandhinagar, Jan 21 (ANI): The Special Investigation Team (SIT), re-investigating into nine post- Godhra riot cases is expected to submit its report to Supreme Court by February 15.

The Supreme Court formed the five-member SIT to re-investigate the Godhra train burning case and some post-Godhra riot cases.

Several prominent leaders like, Maya Kodnani of BJP and Jaydeep Patel of Vishwa Hindu Parishad are at the center of investigation, following many witnesses naming them in their statements in the Naroda Gam riot case.

SIT has filed a 300-page supplementary charge sheet against 24 people in the Naroda Gam case in which 11 people, belonging to the minority community, were killed by a mob during the riots.

The accused include, Fula Vyas of VHP, local BJP leader Jitendra Patel and ex-BJP municipal councilor Ashok Patel.

Investigation team has also filed a second charge sheet in Naroda Patiya case against 15 accused, where over 80 people were killed during the Godhra riots.

Meanwhile, the third chargesheet in Gulburg society case, named some VHP and BJP leaders in the list of absconders among the 14 accused, where 38 people were killed including former Member of Parliament, Ehsan Jafrey.

The five member SIT team is headed by R. Raghavan, and includes former Deputy General of Police C.D. Satpathy and 3 Indian Police Officers Geetha Johri, Shivanand Jha and Ashish bhatia.

Each chapter in the report is being carefully drafted and separate reports are being prepared for each of the nine cases. (ANI)

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