Ahmedabad: A day after stinging comments by the Gujarat High Court on the 2002 riots, there was reprieve for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi almost a decade after the worst communal flare up in the state. The Supreme Court's Special Investigation Team filed its closure report in a sealed envelope before the trial court and sources say that it has not found enough evidence to prosecute the Gujarat Chief Minister.
Apart from insufficient evidence against Modi for abetting and aiding the riots, SIT sources say that no details of any phone calls from former Congress MP Ehsaan Jafri to Modi were found. Jafri was killed in the Gulbarg Society attack, but action could be recommended against some local police officers for not doing enough to control violence.
But Jafri's wife has already approached a local court pleading that the SIT has not included findings of the Supreme Court appointed Amicus Curaie Raju Ramachandran.
"I am really disappointing with this report and I will not sit back with the report. We will consult our lawyers and then fight back," Zakia Jafri said.
February 13 will now be the D-day when the report will finally be taken up by the trail court. Both sides have been asked by the court to appear before it on that day.