Modi appears before SIT today, Chief Justice to share dais with him tomorrow

By TCN News,

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today appeared before Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team probing his role in the Gujarat 2002 pogrom but in less than 24 hours the Chief Justice of India will be sharing dais with the same Modi in Ahmedabad tomorrow. Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan will preside over a law college function in the Gujarat capital where CM Modi will be the chief guest.

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The Gujarat National Law University is holding its first annual convocation. Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan will preside over the function while Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest. Justice Ahmed Musa Ebrahim, former Judge of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe will be Guest of Honour.

It should be noted that Supreme Court has allowed SIT to question Modi and his team besides top police officials for their alleged involvement in the conspiracy for the worst ever communal riots in free India. Today Modi appeared before SIT in Gandhinagar in this connection. The SIT had called him for questioning.

Modi is being probed after Zakia Ahsan Jafri’s petition accusing Modi and his team of being involved in the conspiracy for Gulburg Society massacre where Zakia’s husband Ehsan Jafri, ex-Congress MP, was burnt alive with several dozen people.

Meanwhile an online signature campaign has been launched by the family members of the slain MP urging Honorable Justices K.G. Balakrishnan and Ahmed Musa Ebrahim not to share a platform with Chief Minister Narendra Modi, pending criminal investigations against him.

“As you may be aware that we are at an important threshold of the justice process in Gujarat against the Chief Minister Narendra Modi, in the case for conspiracy into mass murder (Zakia Ahsan Jafri and Citizens for Justice and Peace). For the first time in the history of this country the chief minister will be questioned by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into direct allegations of his complicit role in the 2002 violence. You have been a staunch supporter of this struggle,” reads the petition.

“An association of the Chief Justices of India and Zimbabwe with a person who is being examined for his role in the killing of innocent people, under the directives of the Supreme Court will send out wrong signals and undermine the process of justice in Gujarat. Not long ago, Supreme Court of India had called the Chief Minister Narendra Modi a modern day Nero,” it says.

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