Gujarat Riots: SC issues order on Congress Leader's wife plea
3.12.2012 (UNI) The Supreme Court today directed the SIT, which probed the 2002 Ahmedabad Gulburg Housing Society massacre in which Congress leader Ehsan Jafri among others was killed, to apprise it on whether documents relating to the closure report of the case could be supplied to his wife Zakia Jafri.
Zakia had filed a special leave petition (SLP) in the apex court seeking certain documents which are part of the closure report filed by the top court-appointed special investigation team(SIT) headed by former CBI director R K Raghavan.
A bench comprising Justices D K Jain and Madan B Lokur directed the SIT chairman to apprise the court whether the documents sought by the complainant (Zakia) could be supplied to her or not.
Metropolitan Magistrate B J Ganatra in Ahmedabad had on November 27 accepted the closure report in the case filed by the SIT on March 13. The closure report had given a clean to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Zakia had filed the SLP challenging the order of the Ahmedabad trial court rejecting her plea for supply of certain documents relating to the investigation in the case. The judge ruled that she could not file the protest petition as she had failed to do so despite being given sufficient time by the trial court.
Ehsan Jafri, a former Congress MP, was among 69 people burnt alive by a mob during the riots at Gulburg Housing Society on February 28, 2002. UNI