Zakia Jafri entitled to SIT report: SC

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 07, 2013 18:41 hrs

Giving relief to 2002 Gujarat riots victim Zakia Jafri, the Supreme Court on Thursday said she was entitled to obtain Special Investigation Team (SIT) report on the Gulbarg Housing Society massacre case.

"The apex court, however, said that the widow of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was not entitled to comments of SIT chief in the report on the Gulbarg Society riots case," India Today reported.

"The SC has given Zakia Jafri eight weeks to file her appeal after going through the SIT report, which had given Modi a clean chit in this case," the report said.

The SIT report in the 2002 riots cases concerning the Gulbarg Society killings did not find any prosecutable evidence against Modi or 61 other accused.

Jafri, the main petitioner in the Gulbarg Housing Society case, earlier said the Supreme Court appointed SIT gave her an incomplete copy of its closure report on the 2002 massacre.

She alleged around 20 pages of the closure report are missing from the copy that was handed over to her on May 7 last year.

An Ahmedabad court in April last year directed that Jafri should be given within a month a copy of the final report of the SIT on the Gulbarg Housing Society massacre in which Ehsan Jafri was burnt to death.

The SIT report is a closure report on the riots.

The infamous Gujarat riots of 2002 left hundreds of Muslims dead, injured and tortured and came as a blot in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule in the state.

The riots followed an incident of train burning in Godhra in which Hindus returning from Ayodhya were killed by a Muslim mob.

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