Gujarat riots: Indian SC orders inquiry against Modi

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Gujarat riots: Indian SC orders inquiry against Modi

NEW DELHI: The Indian Supreme Court has ordered the Special Investigation Team to inquire into the role of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendera Modi in the anti-Muslim riots in 2002, which took place in the state of Gujarat.

The order was issued on the complaint of Zakia Nasim Ahsan, wife of former Congress Member of Parliament Ehsan Jaferi, who was killed in Gulbarg Society in Gujarat.

A two-member bench consisting of Justices Arijit Pasayat and A K Ganguly directed the special team to complete the inquiry in three months against Modi and sixty-two others who orchestrated the riots with the help of police officials and senior bureaucrats.

They will face the inquiry after seven years of the incidents, which left 2,000 dead.

Prashant Bhushan, the petitioner’s lawyer submitted to the court that no first information report was registered on the basis of the complaint dated June 8, 2006 sent to the then Gujarat director-general of police. app

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