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Zakia Jafri Enchantment Towards PM Modi “Devoid Of Deserves”, Says Supreme Courtroom

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PM Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat through the 2002 riots (File).

New Delhi:

An enchantment towards the exoneration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a 2002 Gujarat riots case by the spouse of a Congress MP killed within the violence is “devoid of deserves”, the Supreme Courtroom stated on Friday.

Upholding the clearance issued to the then Chief Minister of the state by a Particular Investigation Workforce, the highest court docket dismissed the petition filed by Zakia Jafri, spouse of Ehsan Jafri, who was among the many 68 individuals killed in what got here to be referred to as the Gulbarg Society bloodbath.

The incident was one of many worst of the riots that started after a practice coach carrying pilgrims was burnt in Godhra, killing 59 individuals, a day in the past.

Ms Jafri had sought a contemporary investigation into the communal riots, alleging a bigger conspiracy involving politicians and the police.

The court-appointed Particular Investigation Workforce or SIT had submitted its closure report in February 2012 – a decade after the riots – and exonerated Prime Minister Modi and 63 others, citing “no prosecutable proof”.

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