Ahmedabad: Providing a major relief to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, a local court on Thursday rejected Gujarat riots victim Zakia Jafri's petition in connection with the 2002 riots case.
Zakia Jafri had challenged the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to Modi.
The court on Thursday accepted the clean chit given to Modi by SIT in the 2002 riots case in the state
Following the court's decision, she told NDTV that she was saddened but not disheartened.
Her lawyer has reportedly said that they will contest the decision of the Ahmedabad court within a month.
In April, former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's wife Zakia Jafri filed a protest petition in a Gujarat court against the SIT's closure report on the Gulbarg Housing Society massacre case.
The SIT report in the 2002 riots cases concerning the Gulbarg Society killings did not find any prosecutable evidence against Modi and 61 others.
The Supreme Court in February had allowed Zakia Jafri to file a fresh protest petition.