New Delhi, Feb 7 (PTI): The Supreme Court today allowed Zakia Jafri to file a fresh protest petition in a trial court against the SIT’s closure report reportedly giving clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in a 2002 riot case in Ahmedabad in which her husband and ex-Congress MP was killed.
It also said that the statements recorded during the inquiry would only be used for taking decision on the closure report filed by the SIT into the case.
She was seeking the documents to file a protest petition against the SIT’s closure report in the case.
Zakia contended that the court’s refusal to allow her access the documents pertaining to the investigation by the SIT into the case was coming in the way of her filing the protest petition against the closure report.
The court was hearing Zakia’s appeal against July 16, 2012 order of the trial court, which had rejected her demand for preliminary report filed by Malhotra in the Supreme Court after the inquiry into her complaint against Modi and others with regard to 2002 riots.