SC to hear Zakia Jafri’s plea against clean chit to Narendra Modi in 2002 Godhra riots in July2Photo©

SC adjourns for July Zakia Jafri’s plea challenging SIT’s clean chit to Modi, others in 2002 Godhra riots


The Supreme Court Monday adjourned for July a plea by Zakia Jafri, challenging the clean chit by the SIT to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots.

Zakia Jafri is the widow of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri who, along with 68 other people, was killed by a mob which attacked the Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad on February 28, 2002. Five years after the riots, Zakia had alleged that cases such as Naroda Patiya, Naroda Gam and Gulberg were part of a larger conspiracy, and made allegations against Modi and the officers from the state machinery.