Jaffrey wife of Ehsan Jaffery
Gujarat HC allows SIT to interrogate Modi in post-Godhra riots case:
A Gujarat High Court on Friday dismissed the petition seeking a stay
on investigating state Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his role in
the 2002 Godhra....Read
Surat: Families, which were
victimised during the communal riots of 2002 in Gujarat, have
expressed their happiness at the Gujarat High Court''s green signal
to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to interrogate state Chief
Minister Narenda Modi for his role in the riots.
whose husband Ehsan Jaffrey, ex-Congress MP was killed during the
Gulburg society riots along with 39 others, hailed the decision.
"I am happy with
the High Court decision. Now, the hidden facts will be known to the
world. I am happy that the team will investigate Modi's role," said
directive came in response to a petition filed by Zakia Jaffrey.
In her complaint
Jaffrey alleged that Modi, his cabinet colleagues, police officials
and senior bureaucrats aided and abetted the riots.
Congress Party welcomed the High Court's decision and also shared
"I don't want to
make any comment on the decision since it is sub-judice. The Supreme
Court is looking into it. I think it is the beginning of justice in
Gujarat," said Shaktisinh Gohil, Leader of Opposition.
The Supreme Court
had earlier ordered the SIT to probe the complaint within three
months and submit its report. Maliwad, who was acquitted, has said
that the Supreme Court had directed the SIT to look into Jaffrey's