Gulberg Society case: Apex court verdict Monday

September 11th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS  

Narendra Modi New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday is likely to pronounce its verdict on a petition alleging deliberate inaction on the part of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at the time of the Gulberg Society carnage during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

The petition was filed by Zakia Jaffri, widow of parliamentarian Ehsan Jaffri who was killed in the incident.

She alleged some of Modi’s cabinet colleagues and high ranking state officials were also at fault for not preventing the incident.

In Gulberg Society carnage 37 people, including the former Congress MP Jafri, were killed. The rampaging mob that were targeting members of a particular community in the Ahmedabad neighbourhood which was set on fire Feb 28, 2002.

An apex court bench of Justice D.K. Jain, Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice Aftab Alam reserved its order in the case July 28. Reserving the order, the court said that it would pass necessary directions for the future course of investigation.

On April 27, 2009, the apex court asked the special investigation team (SIT) headed by former Central Bureau of Investigation director R.K. Raghvan to “look into” the complaint of Zakia Jaffri alleging involvement of 63 people, including the chief minister, for their inaction during the Gulberg Society carnage.

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