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Gujarat riots: Probed all facts, says SIT as it denies Zakia Jafri charges

The Supreme Court docket-appointed Particular Investigation Workforce (SIT), which probed the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, on Wednesday denied contentions by the spouse of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri that it had not gone into all of the details associated to the communal incidents, stating that it had “faithfully investigated every part”.

“We are going to present you that we have now faithfully investigated every part,” Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, showing for the SIT, advised a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar.

The bench, additionally comprising Justices Dinesh Maheswhwari and C T Ravikumar, is listening to the attraction by Zakia Jafri difficult the October 5, 2017 Gujarat Excessive Court docket order upholding the Ahmedabad Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Court docket’s choice to just accept the closure report filed by the SIT, giving a clear chit to the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and 63 others.

Rohatgi’s assertion got here in response to a rivalry by Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, showing for Jafri, that the SIT had not inquired intimately into the presence of a minister within the police management room. “What enterprise does the minister have in being within the police management room? Does this not want a probe?” requested Sibal.

He identified {that a} non-public particular person, Jaydeep Patel, was handed over the our bodies of individuals who have been killed within the Godhra practice carnage. “Query is, opposite to all guidelines of process, how was a lifeless physique given to this particular person by an official communication?” mentioned Sibal, including it requires severe investigation.

“By the point these our bodies reached Ahmedabad the gang had gathered. Who made telephone calls? How did anybody know that Patel was taking lifeless our bodies? I don’t know, however these must be investigated. However SIT saying a departmental enquiry isn’t sufficient,” he submitted.

The bench identified that “it was not an abnormal investigation. SIT was ordered by the Supreme Court docket” and advised Sibal to not “generalise it”.

The arguments remained incomplete and the listening to will resume on November 10.

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