SIT chief in Ahmedabad to discuss further course of action
Former CBI chief RK Raghavan heading the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team, probing the 2002 post-Godhra riot cases, is in the city along with his team to discuss further course of action in the cases.
Raghavan is accompanied by former additional CBI director Paramveer Singh and former CBI DIG A K Malhotra, both of whom were recently inducted into the SIT after former DG of Uttar Pradesh C B Satpathy opted out.
Sources in the SIT said Raghavan is likely to discuss the latest assignment entrusted upon the agency by apex court--to probe within three months a complaint that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, his cabinet colleagues, police officials and senior bureaucrats aided and abetted post-Godhra riots in the state in 2002.
The complaint was made by Zakia Jaffrey, whose husband ex-MP Ehsan Jaffrey was killed during the 2002 riots in Gulburg Society.
The SIT chief is also likely to discuss the witness protection programme and look into the appointment of the public prosecutors in the riot cases which is still pending three weeks after the apex court ordered setting up of fast-track courts for conducting trial of riot cases on day-to-day basis.