New Delhi: The Supreme Court today adjourned the Zakia Jafri plea hearing till November 26 against Prime Minister Narendra Modi a victim of Gujarat riot in 2002, who challenged the clean chit to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the Gujarat High Court last year.
The petition in the apex court was filed by Zakia Jafri and Citizen for Justice and Peace, an NGO run by Teesta Setalvad. The petitioner challenged the clean chit given to the PM and top politicians in the 2002 riots, sought a criminal trial in the case and questioned the chief Minister role in the violence.
The Gujarat High Court has given a clean chit to the PM Modi and upheld the Special Investigation Team (SIT) report regarding the allegation of ‘larger conspiracy’ involving many top politicians.
Entire Gujarat was engulfed in violence following the killing of 59 people in a fire set up in Sabarmati Express train coaches at Godhra station.
The Supreme Court-monitored 2012 SIT report sights that Chief Minister Modi took all the necessary precautionary measures to stop and control the violence during the riots in 2002.
Zakia is the widow of former Congress Member of Parliament Ehsan Jafri, who was a victim of the Gulbarg Society massacre happened in North Ahmedabad and got killed. Ehsan was dragged from his house and brutally killed by the rioters on February 28, 2002.