Gujarat riots victim Ahsan Jafri’s widow Zakia and two civil rights groups Thursday filed two separate applications seeking copies of the report that the special investigation team (SIT) investigating the alleged involvement of Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the violence submitted in a magisterial court here on Wednesday.
Metropolitan magistrate M S Bhatt issued notice to the SIT and posted the matter for hearing on February 13. The SIT’s report, filed to the court in a sealed cover, has been surmised to be a closure report, granting Modi relief.
The BJP leadership finds great pleasure in siding with its CM in Gujarat as if he is the only hope and only person who can save an already suffering BJP with several internal, moral, political and ideological degradation over past few months.
We should appreciate the courage and wisdom of Leadership of BJP and its President Nitin Gadkari who can see only Modi and nothing else in BJP worth to rely on, all the stalwarts and gurus of past are dumped for a highly controversial Modi of Gujarat.
Who’s achievements are too little when compared to the damage he has done to the fabric of unity among the two major sections of the community Muslims and Hindus of Gujarat which had its damaging effects in rest of India and courts and media houses and intellectuals have not tired of fighting the large tricky arms of Modi and his Govt.
No sensible person on earth can side with Modi after known all what happened in Gujarat in 2002 Roits.
In a rushed statement of Nitin Gadkare he again found Modi is PM material and is Good to lead BJP as PM. Who will take Nitin dream call, Modi is tainted, with and strained with several allegations and raps from temples of law in Gujarat, in Delhi and International Courts on Human Rights.
Yet Saffron brigade see in him the power to polarize Hindu Community on basis of bais, religion and hate towards fellow Indians, are they dreaming that Hindus will reward them for being unjust to Muslims in Gujarat Roits.
Then they are mistaken they will fall flat on their face like in past India is not taking this absurd logic, those who sided with BJP in past wanted it to show a constuctive path ahead in nation buidling but BJP has not taken the clue it still thinks Ram Mandir and Saffronization is popular idea, Not not anymore.
Modi has a long long battle ahead to face and the matter is not going to end any any, it will take years before the final judgement come and the verdicts will come to pronounce just judgement pronouncing judgement that sure will make truth to live. In fact Modi has to take go on a sanyas till these cases are settled to be able to call him self clean or un clean. And BJP can not by pass the test by shooting statements like Modi is best candidate for PM’s post, and harassment and further damage its prospects of remaining in game at least.
Zakia has accused Modi and 62 others of having failed to discharge their duties during the riots, leading to the killings of innocent people. Her husband, Congress leader and former MP Ahsan Jafri, was killed in the Gulberg Society massacre of February 28, 2002.
Zakia filed her application today along with activist Teesta Setalvad — who was also a complainant — on the SIT’s alleged non-compliance with the Supreme Court order of September 12, 2011. The other application was filed by Jan Sangharsh Manch led by advocate Mukul Sinha.
The filing of the SIT report yesterday coincided with the Gujarat High Court’s severe rap to the Modi government for failing to control the riots despite having an intelligence collection mechanism in place, thus leading to anarchy. The court delivered an order on a petition seeking rebuilding of some 600 religious structures that were destroyed in the riots.
Media Reported : Sources told The Indian Express that SIT officials huddled with their legal adviser R S Jamuvar, a Delhi-based former lawyer for the CBI, in Gandhinagar on Wednesday discussing the possibility of filing either a ‘C’ or an ‘A’ summary in the case. Both are closure summaries.
A ‘C’ summary is filed for a complaint that is “neither true nor false” or “false but not maliciously false”; an ‘A’ summary is for a complaint that is true but there is no evidence.
The SIT has been under intense pressure since yesterday after civil rights groups and Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia reacted sharply to the speculation that a closure report had been filed.
Zakia told The Indian Express, “We don’t know what findings the SIT has given to the court. We have full faith in the Almighty. If we don’t get justice in this world we will definitely get justice in His court.”
Her son Tanveer said, “The SIT submitted the report at the last minute, before the court closed for the day, so we did not get any time. We are waiting to get the report to decide our further course of action. As per the directions of the Supreme Court, the SIT should submit its closure report along with the report of amicus curiae Raju Ramchandran.”
In a related development, retired DGP R B Sreekumar shot off another letter to SIT chief Raghavan on Thursday, seeking his statement on the evidence against Modi to be recorded under Section 164 of the CrPC, thus giving it a legal basis. He listed the evidence he has given to the SIT against Modi.
Sreekumar, who was intelligence chief in 2002, told The Indian Express, “Modi never once confronted me on the reports I had sent, first on April 24, then June 15 and August 28, all in 2002, on how Muslims were losing faith and that the police was colluding with rioters.”
His letter to Raghavan said, “In my view, your act of exonerating Shri Narendra Modi and his collaborators in the anti-minority carnage will be celebrated by all enemies of our motherland, particularly Hindu and Muslim extremists…”