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Court grants more time to Zakia for filing petition

November 07, 2012 22:18 IST

A court on Wednesday again extended the time given to Zakia Jafri, the widow of slain former Congress Member of Parliament Ehsan Jafri, to file protest petition against the closure report of the special investigation team which gave clean chit to Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in the 2002 riot cases.

Metropolitan Magistrate B J Ganatra directed Zakia to file her petition by November 23, or submit a status report on the Special Leave Petition which she has filed in the Supreme Court.

Next hearing of the case will be on November 23. Zakia sought more time on the ground that she had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking clarification on certain issues.

Some orders of the lower court had created impression that her complaint was only limited to the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre (in which Ehsan Jafri died), whereas she had complained about the role of Modi and others in the overall riots, she said.

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