SC defers Zakia Jafri’s plea against Modi to Jan 2019

Legal News, Nation, (New Delhi), December 3:-The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned a plea filed by Zakia Jafri challenging the report of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which gave a clean chit to PM Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat riots case.

Petitioners have asked for time to file convenience volumes consisting direct evidence to establish a conspiracy. The matter will now be heard in the third week of January.

Modi was cleared of complicity in the violence by a Supreme Court-appointed SIT which had questioned him for over 9 hours in the post-Godhra Gulberg society massacre case.

Zakia, the wife of Ehsan Jafri, an ex-MP who was killed in one of the worst incidents during the riots, has challenged the Gujarat High Court’s October 5, 2017 order rejecting her plea against the SIT’s decision.

A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Hemant Gupta posted the matter for hearing in the third week of January.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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