Gulbarg case: Plea expressing doubt over SIT report filed
Following the final report filed by the SIT regarding Gulbarg society massacre case in a magisterial court, complainant Zakia Jafri and co complainant Teesta Setalvad have filed an application expressing apprehension that the SIT headed by Dr Raghavan has not filed the complete report as directed by the Supreme Court in last September.
Seeking access to the report filed in a sealed envelop, the applicants have stressed on the fact that as per the SC order, the SIT was specifically asked under section 173(2) of the CRPC to file its own report/charge sheet with all other evidence including the report of the Amicus Curiae Raju Ramchandran, who recommended prosecution of the persons named in the complaint.
"We feel the entire report has not been submitted. We requested the court to open the sealed report. We have asked the court to see if the entire report has been submitted as directed by the Supreme Court. The next date of hearing is February 13," said applicants' lawyer SM Vora.
Meanwhile, Zakia Jafri was upset with the SIT report, which sources claimed has given clean chit to chief minister Narendra Modi and others in the case.
In her complaint, she had named 62 people including the chief minister Modi, his cabinet colleagues, police officials and VHP leaders, alleging that they had conspired to allow anti minority riots in which her husband former Congress MP was killed.
Around 1,200 people were killed in the communal riots in the state following the torching of S6 bogie of the Sabarmati Express train near Godhra station on February 27, 2002 in which at least 59 karsewaks returning from Ayodhya were burnt to death.