The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Modi government to set up a police committee headed by the director general of police to reconsider closure reports filed in 2,000-odd riot cases and find out whether further investigation was required.
Of the 4,200-odd riot cases in which first information reports were registered, the police closed over 2,000 saying they could not trace the culprits.
The order is one in a series of many expressing complete lack of faith in the Gujarat government.
On April 12, 2004 the apex court quashed the acquittal of 21 accused in the Best Bakery case and ordered its re-investigation and re-trial in Maharashtra.
On August 14 the apex court set aside Atul Mehta's appointment by the Gujarat government as the public prosecutor in the Best Bakery case and appointed P R Vakil in his place.
The case of Bilkis Bano, who was allegedly gang-raped and who saw 14 of her relatives being killed, has already been taken out of the Gujarat police's hands. The Central Bureau of Investigation is now probing it.What do you think of the court's latest order?