Gulbarg massacre: court to hear Zakia's plea today
Posted on: 07:12 AM IST Mar 27, 2012
New Delhi: An Ahmedabad court is set to hear Zakia Jafri's new plea seeking access to the SIT report on the Gulbarg Society massacre case on Tuesday. Zakia is the wife of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jaffri. The SIT may submit its reply on Tuesday.
Zakia has accused 64 senior politicians, bureaucrats and police officers of committing crimes during the riots.
Zakia has now asked the Supreme Court to order an investigation into why the administration didn't help the victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots.
After the SIT placed its report before the court in which it found no prosecutable evidence against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Zakia had said that she will fight back.
Zafia's husband was among the 69 people killed in the Gulbarg Society during the 2002 Gujarat riots. The final report was submitted in a sealed envelope by SIT officials in the Ahmedabad court as directed by the Supreme Court.
Around 1,200 people were killed in the communal riots in the state following the torching of S6 bogie of the Sabarmati Express train near Godhra station on February 27, 2002 in which at least 59 karsewaks returning from Ayodhya were burnt to death.