Ahmedabad: The Supreme Court-mandated Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Friday opposed an application filed by NGO 'Jan Sangharsh Manch' urging a local court to restrict the SIT from handing over the documents, submitted by them in 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, to Zakia Jafri and others.
SIT lawyer R S Jamuar opposed the application, saying since the Apex Court had directed it to provide all relevant documents concerning the probe to Zakia, the SIT is bound by the order of the Apex Court.
Metropolitan Magistrate V J Ganatra has posted the matter for May 28. Ninety-seven people from minority community were killed in Naroda Patiya area during 2002 post-Godhra riots.
The application maintained the documents submitted by the NGO in Naroda Patiya case riot should not be handed over to Zakia whose husband and former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri was among 68 others killed during the 2002 Gulburg society massacre.
The documents comprise CDs containing analysis of call records of mobile numbers of top leaders of BJP and VHP, and of the police officers during the riot period.
The Jan Sangharsh Manch contended as the SIT had already informed a designated court that it was still investigating the case, the riot-related documents must not be given to Zakia and others, until a final report is submitted by the agency, as doing so will hamper the investigations.    

Zakia and another NGO, 'Citizen for Justice and Peace', represented by activist Teesta Setalvad had recently filed an application in the court seeking more documents from the SIT, which has already given its closure report on the complaint against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others.


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