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Supreme Court defers hearing on plea challenging clean chit to Narendra Modi in 2002 riots case

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred till November 26 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, in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

india Updated: Nov 19, 2018 17:18 IST
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The Supreme Court said the plea will be heard on November 26.
The Supreme Court said the plea will be heard on November 26.(File Photo)
         

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred till November 26 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, in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

A bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar said, “The matter will take some time for hearing. The plea will be heard on November 26.”

At the outset, 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.

First Published: Nov 19, 2018 15:20 IST