February 15th, 2012
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Zakia Jafri to get copy of SIT report

Zakia-JafriAhmadabad: The Metropolitan court has directed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to give a sealed copy of its report on the Gulbarg Society Massacre during the 2002 Gujarat riots to Zakia Jafri , the riot victim and  the widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri.

The one-line directive said the copy has to be handed over in one month’s time and has asked the SIT to submit all documents based on which the report was reported. The SIT will choose a date in the next one month when they would want to share the voluminous report.

“I will have to go through the report and then only I can say anything.” “Getting a copy of the report is satisfying news for us. I am sure that I will get the complete report,” Ehsan Jafri’s son Tanveer Jafri said.

The court categorically rejected the arguments given by the counsels of two other petitioners – Teesta Setalvad and Mukul Sinha – seeking a copy of SIT’s report.Trial court said that the SIT report won’t be given to Setalvad and Sinha since they are not the aggrieved in the case. Expressing dissatisfaction over the court’s ruling, Mukul Sinha’s counsel said, “We have decided to approach the higher court against today’s ruling.”



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