Gujarat riots not pre-planned; disgruntled officials who made false claims with ulterior motive should be in the dock: Supreme Court

The Court accepted the arguments by the State that the testimonies of Sanjiv Bhatt, Haren Pandya and RB Sreekumar were only to sensationalise and politicise the matter.
Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice CT Ravikumar
Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice CT Ravikumar

There is not even a tittle of material to prove that the 2002 Gujarat Riots were pre-planned, the Supreme Court stated on Friday while dismissing a plea challenging the clean-chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to the then Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi in connection with the riots [Zakia Ahsan Jafri vs State of Gujarat].

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