SC directs trial court to decide Modi's fate in riots case

UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2011 02:42 PM IST
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In a relief to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to pass any order on his alleged inaction to contain the 2002 Gujarat riots after the Godhra carnage.The apex court referred the matter to the concerned magistrate in Ahmedabad for a decision. A three-judge bench headed by Justice D K Jain directed the SIT, which is probing the riot cases, to submit its final report before the magistrate who was asked to decide whether to proceed against Modi and 62 others, which includes senior government officials. Keywords: Narendra Modi, Supreme Court, Gujarat riots, Godhra carnage, SIT, Trial


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