SIT will await response from Modi for few more days
The special investigation team would wait for few more days for a response from Chief Minister Narendra Modi to appear before it in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots.india Updated: Mar 22, 2010 21:45 IST
The special investigation team (SIT) would wait for few more days for a response from Chief Minister Narendra Modi to appear before it in connection with the 2002 Gujarat riots.
SIT chief R K Raghavan today said that there was so far no response from Modi or his office with regard to the summons.
Modi was asked to appear before the Supreme Court-appointed SIT on March 21 but failed to appear before the agency on Sunday.
The panel will wait for the response from Modi with regard to the summons issued by them, SIT sources said.
Meanwhile, no official in the Chief Minister's Office was available for comment.
Modi was summoned by the SIT with regard to a complaint filed by Zakia Jaffery wife of former MP Eshan Jaffrey who was killed along with 69 others during the 2002 Gulburg society riots.
Zakia in her complaint had alleged that Modi and 62 others, including his cabinet colleagues, police officials and senior bureaucrats aided and abetted the riots which left over 1,000 people dead across the state.