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2002 Gujarat riots: SC defers hearing on Zakia Jafri’s plea till Nov 26

PTI NEW DELHI | Updated on November 19, 2018 Published on November 19, 2018

Zakia Jafri’s plea challenges the clean chit given by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) to Narendra Modi, who was Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2002.   -  PTI

The Supreme Court deferred hearing on the plea of Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) to Narendra Modi, who was then Gujarat Chief Minister, till November 26. The plea is in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar said, “The matter will take some time for hearing.”

Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for SIT, said Zakia’s plea was not maintainable and social activist Teesta Seetalvad cannot be the second petitioner in the case.

The bench said it will look into the application before hearing the matter on making Seetalvad as the second petitioner in Jafri’s plea.

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Published on November 19, 2018
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