Ahmedabad: Former BJP minister I K Jadeja was questioned by Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court on Friday for over two hours in connection with the
2002 Gulburg Society riots case.

Jadeja after coming out of SIT office in Gandhinagar said that he was called for further questioning and that he has answered all their questions. He, however, refused to discuss or reveal anything further.
 
The SIT in March had also questioned IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt. The recording of statements of Bhatt and Jadeja was done by SIT after the Supreme Court ordered it to consider whether further probe was required against Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 62 others in connection with the complaint filed by Zakia Jaffery, widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jaffery, who was among the 69 killed in Gulburg Society post Godhra riots.
   
She had alleged that between February and May 2002 there was a "deliberate and intentional failure" of the state government to protect the life and property of innocents.

In connection with Zakia's complaint, SIT has already recorded statements of Narendra Modi and number of persons named in her complaint which include, former minister of state for Home
Gordhan Zadafia, former BJP MLA from Lunawada Kalu Malivad and sitting MLA from Mehsana Anil Patel, former IPS officer R B Sreekumar, social activist Teesta Setalvad, IG Shivanand Jha,
some other senior police officers and political leaders.

This is the second time after November 9, 2009 that Jadeja, who was urban development minister in 2002 and is currently a state BJP spokesperson, was questioned by the SIT.

(Agencies)