New Delhi, Agency. The Supreme Court dismissed Zakia Jafri’s petition against the clean chit report of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up in the Gujarat riots case. Let us inform that Zakia Jafri, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to the then state CM Narendra Modi and several others in the 2002 Gujarat riots. Had it.

A bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice CT Ravikumar pronounced the verdict on the petition of Zakia Jafri. Zakia Jafri had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seven months ago on 9 December 2021. The Supreme Court heard the petition of Zakia Jafri challenging the SIT report that gave clean chit to the then Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Significantly, in the Gujarat riots, Zakia Jafri’s husband Ehsan Jafri, then a Congress MLA, was killed by a rioting mob. Ehsan Jafri was also killed in the Gulberg Society massacre during the Gujarat riots. Ehsan Jafri’s widow Zakia Jafri challenged the SIT report by filing a petition in the Supreme Court.

Let us inform that in the report of the SIT, people holding high positions in the state were given clean chit. The SIT had ruled out any conspiracy on the part of high officials of the state to instigate the Godhra train fire incident and the riots that followed. In 2017, the Gujarat High Court dismissed Zakia’s complaint against the closure report of the SIT. Zakia Jafri had approached the Supreme Court after the Gujarat High Court dismissed the petition challenging the SIT report.

Edited By: Sanjeev Tiwari