The Supreme Court on Tuesday objected to allegations made by Zakia Jafri, the wife of Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, about collaboration between the Special Investigation Team and some accused persons in the 2002 Gujarat riots case, NDTV reported.

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.

The petitioner’s husband 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.

On Tuesday, a bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar was responding to the claim made by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who represents Zakia Jafri.

During the hearing, Sibal said that there was “glaring evidence of collaboration” between the investigation agency and some accused persons.

“The political class became collaborators,” Sibal said, according to Live Law. “This is a stark story about a collaborator with accused.”

The advocate noted that the offenders were not named in the complaints. The petitioner’s counsel claimed that this omission showed the “collaboration of machineries of the state”.

The bench said that collaboration was a strong word used in this case as the Special Investigation Team was constituted…

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