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The Special Investigation Team formed to look into the 2002 Gujarat riots case ignored crucial evidence and filed a closure report without conducting proper investigation, Zakia Jafri, the wife of Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, who was killed in the violence, told the Supreme Court on Wednesday, according to Live Law.

Ehsan Jafri was among the 69 people who were killed when a mob went on a rampage in Ahmedabad’s Gulberg society on February 28, 2002, pelting stones and setting fire to homes.

Before the Supreme Court, Zakia Jafri had challenged the Special Investigation Team’s clean chit to 64 people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was the chief minister of Gujarat in 2002.

The special investigation team on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that Zakia Jafri’s complaint was thoroughly examined, PTI reported. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, representing the team, said that Zakia Jafri’s complaint was “threadbare” and the statements in the case were recorded.

Rohatgi said there were nine major first information reports in the riots cases. The special investigation team took up the cases and filed the chargesheets.

The advocate also told the court that when the special investigation team was examining the complaint, it was not a first information report. “Investigation was done thoroughly as per the Supreme Court order,” he…

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