The head of the Special Investigation Team that gave clean chit to 64 people in the 2002 Gujarat riots case was “rewarded handsomely”, Zakia Jafri, the wife of Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, told the Supreme Court on Thursday, reported Bar and Bench.
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 has challenged the Special Investigation Team’s clean chit to the 64 people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was the chief minister of Gujarat in 2002.
On Wednesday, Zakia Jafri had claimed that the Special Investigation Team had ignored crucial evidence and filed a closure report without conducting proper investigation. She demanded an investigation against the Special Investigation Team.
During Thursday’s hearing, advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Jafri, said that the head of the team, RK Raghavan, was made the high commissioner of Cyprus after the investigation.
He also reiterated his demand for an investigation.
“The SIT was rendering conclusions contrary to facts they were aware of,” Sibal said. “In fact, SIT should be investigated. It is true…I am not concerned with individuals. I am concerned with the process. I am only saying SIT did not do its job….