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 riots.
The court said the Special Investigation Team (SIT)
probing the riots is free to interrogate Modi. The court directive
came in response to a petition filed by Zakia Jaffrey, whose husband
Ehsan Jaffrey, ex-Congress MP was killed during the Gulburg society
riots along with 39 others.
Justice D H Waghela also heard a petition filed by
BJP MLA Kalubai Malivad, against the SIT probe.
In her complaint Zakia Jaffrey alleged that Modi, his
cabinet colleagues, police officials and senior bureaucrats aided
and abetted the riots.
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 complaint.