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Modi appears before SIT on Gujarat riots

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AHMEDABAD, March 27 (Agencies) - Eight years after the worst communal riots in Gujarat claimed over 1,000 lives, BJP leader and State Chief Minister Narendra Modi today appeared before the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the riots on the directive of Supreme Court.

Modi turned up at the SIT office in the State capital Gandhinagar around noon.

The former CBI Director RK Raghavan-headed five-member SIT,

is looking into nine major cases during the State-wide riots that

broke out after the Godhra train carnage in which 59 kar sevaks

returning from Ayodhya were torched on February 27, 2002.

The SIT had issued summons to Modi to record his statement on

the complaint of Zakia Jaffrey, widow of former Rajya Sabha MP

Ehsan Jaffrey, who along with 68 others was killed in the Gulbarg

Society massacre on February 28, 2002. She has alleged that Modi,

his Cabinet colleagues and senior officers had aided and abetted the

2002 riots.

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Modi appears before SIT on Gujarat riots

AHMEDABAD, March 27 (Agencies) - Eight years after the worst communal riots in Gujarat claimed over 1,000 lives, BJP leader and State Chief Minister Narendra Modi today appeared before the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing the riots on the directive of Supreme Court.

Modi turned up at the SIT office in the State capital Gandhinagar around noon.

The former CBI Director RK Raghavan-headed five-member SIT,

is looking into nine major cases during the State-wide riots that

broke out after the Godhra train carnage in which 59 kar sevaks

returning from Ayodhya were torched on February 27, 2002.

The SIT had issued summons to Modi to record his statement on

the complaint of Zakia Jaffrey, widow of former Rajya Sabha MP

Ehsan Jaffrey, who along with 68 others was killed in the Gulbarg

Society massacre on February 28, 2002. She has alleged that Modi,

his Cabinet colleagues and senior officers had aided and abetted the

2002 riots.