2002 Gujarat riots: Clean chit to Modi, court rejects Zakia Jafri's

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    AHMEDABAD: A metropolitan court on Thursday accepted the clean chit given to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi by special investigation team (SIT) over allegations by Zakia Jafri that he and 57 others were involved in a conspiracy behind the 2002 riots.

    The court rejected the petition challenging the SIT report.

    The petitioner Zakia Jafri broke down in the court room as the order in a seven-year long battle was pronounced.

    Zakia Jafri, her son Tanvir Jafri and their counsel later told the media that they plan to move a higher court against the order.

    Zakia said that she will file an appeal in a higher court within a month.

    "We are not satisfied with the order and will file an appeal in a month," said Zakia's counsel, adding, there was enough evidence to prosecute the chief minister in a larger conspiracy case.

    The advocate claimed they had produced enough evidence to prove that chief minister Narendra Modi was involved.

    The verdict comes as a huge relief to Narendra Modi in the run up to 2014 general election.

    "Truth alone triumphs!" This is how Modi reacted to the court's verdict.

    "Satyamev Jayete! truth alone triumphs," the Gujarat chief minister tweeted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
    Zakia's husband, former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, was killed in the riots along with 69 others in one of the worst massacres at Gulbarg Society in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002.

    In 2006, Zakia had filed a complaint about the role allegedly played by Modi and 62 others during the 2002 riots. When Gujarat police did not register her complaint, she moved the Gujarat high court which asked her to approach a magisterial court. She chose to move the apex court.

    The SC asked the SIT to look into the issue. When the probe team came up with a report, the SC asked it to tender it before the concerned magisterial court. Accordingly, it filed a closure report against all the accused persons on February 8 last year.

    It was on September 12, 2011 that the Supreme Court had said it would no longer monitor the case after the SIT cleared Modi of the accusation that he had failed to discharge his constitutional duty to intervene swiftly to stop communal riots. The case was sent back to the lower court.

    Modi had immediately tweeted, "God is great," and announced the three-day Sadbhavana fast to embrace Muslims. The fast, started on his 61st birthday on September 17, 2011 had launched his campaign to become BJP's prime ministerial candidate.

    The SIT claimed that it could not find any prosecutable evidence against the accused persons regarding their involvement in the alleged conspiracy behind the riots. It had even refused to treat IPS officers like RB Sreekumar, Rahul Sharma and Sanjiv Bhatt as witnesses on the ground that their statements are hearsay evidence.

    On the other hand, Zakia has alleged that the SIT has been shielding Modi and others by not believing statements given by these police officers and neglecting the available evidence. Zakia has accused the SIT of playing the role of a court by adjudging the truth of the available evidence. Her lawyers contended that the investigation was incomplete and the probe agency had not even done it seriously.

    On the opinion of amicus curiae Raju Ramachandran that Modi may be prosecuted for inciting communal hatred, the SIT has said that there is no evidence to prosecute him, and the incident alleged was beyond the ambit of its probe.

    2002 Gujarat riots: Clean chit to Modi, court rejects Zakia Jafri's plea - The Times of India
     
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    Re: 2002 Gujarat riots: Clean chit to Modi, court rejects Zakia Jafri'

    Now the person who has the most difficult decision to make is Mr.Nitish Kumar. If the riot cases against Mr.Modi vanishes then what does he have against Mr.Modi?
     
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    Re: 2002 Gujarat riots: Clean chit to Modi, court rejects Zakia Jafri'

    Nitish has put dagger in Modi's back twice once in Godhra as he was the then rail minister and recently in Patna's Gandhi Maidan blast....radicalization of Bihari Muslim youth, Darbhanga Module of IM ,remember Lalu's Bihari Osama Bin Laden to woo Muslim Voters and Fake Justice Banerjee Commission saying that Godhra was not a Sabotage but an accident which was later disapproved...........all point to something that is obvious..............
     
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    Re: 2002 Gujarat riots: Clean chit to Modi, court rejects Zakia Jafri'

    Personal ambition ?
     
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    Mr.Nitish Kumar has always been a very ambitious man and has used others to further his ambition and once he has no use of the person/party he abandons them and moves on. Mr.George Fernandes is a case in point. He was the tallest leader in the erstwhile Samata Party and he stiched the alliance with BJP to form NDA. Once Mr.Nitish Kumar became the CM of Bihar he dumped Mr.Fernandes out of the party.

    He had been with the BJP as long they were guarantying the upper castes votes. Back to back victories led him to believe that BJP was growing strong using JDU and he dumped them with the hopes of allying with a weak Congress party. However the pathetic performance of the Congress and the prevailing anti Congress wave in the country have made the Congress alliance a certain no no.

    Coupled to this is a anti incumbency wave in Bihar, return of former CM MR.Lalu Yadav from Jail and a resurgent BJP. This coctail spells big trouble for Mr.Nitish Kumar. Be prepared for some very interesting times ahead in Bihar. His immediate concern is to stop the formal alliance of the RJD,Congress and Mr.Paswan.
     
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