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SC asks SIT if documents can be given to Zakia Jafri

December 03, 2012 12:51 IST
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the special investigation team, which probed the 2002 Gujarat riots cases, to apprise it on whether documents relating to the closure report of the case of killing of Congress leader Ehsan Jafri can be supplied to his wife Zakia Jafri.

"We direct the SIT chairman to peruse the special leave petition filed by the complainant (Zakia Jafri) and apprise us on whether the documents which are part of the closure report in the case can be supplied to the complainant or not," a bench comprising justices D K Jain and Madan B Lokur said.

The SIT headed by former Central Bureau of Investigation director R K Raghavan had probed the riots cases including the Ahmedabad Gulburg Housing Society massacre case in which Jafri, a former Congress member of Parliament, was killed.

A trial court in Ahmedabad had on November 27 accepted the closure report filed on March 13, 2012, by the SIT in the case.

Zakia Jafri has filed the SLP challenging the order of the trial court rejecting her plea for supply of certain documents relating to the investigation in the case.

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