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Final hearing on Zakia Jafri's appeal adjourned to 4 August

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 July 2015, 15:31 IST

The Gujarat High Court adjourned final hearing of Zakia Jafri's appeal against clean chit given to PM Narendra Modi by a lower court for his involvement in 2002 Gujarat riots.

The hearing has been adjourned to 4 August by Justice Sonia Gokani as Jafri's lawyer S M Tirmizi sought more time to study case material.

The appeal has been filed by activist Teesta Setalvad and Jafri, the widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was killed during the post-Gohdra riots of 2002.

Setalvad and Jafri had filed a complaint against Modi (who was then the Gujarat Chief Minister) and 62 others, including some then ministers, top police officials and BJP leaders for being party to a wider conspiracy regarding the riots in the Supreme Court.

The apex court asked the SIT to probe the complaint. The SIT submitted a report to the Supreme Court, and the court asked amicus curie Raju Ramchandran to verify it. Ramchandran also submitted a report to the Supreme court.On September 12, 2011, the Supreme Court directed the SIT to submit its final report, along with the entire evidence material collected, to the local magistrate's court.

(with inputs from PTI)
First published: 27 July 2015, 15:33 IST