New Delhi: Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi came under the scanner of the Supreme Court which on Monday ordered a probe within three months into a complaint that he, his cabinet colleagues, police officials and senior bureaucrats aided and abetted post-Godhra killings.
In an embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, many of whose leaders have been endorsing Modi as prime minister in 2014, a two-judge bench of the court ordered the probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on a complaint made by Jakia Nasim Ahesan, wife of former Congress member of Parliament Ehsan Jafri.
“SIT will inquire into the complaint made by the petitioner (Jakia) and file its report within three months,” a Bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat and A.K. Ganguly said.
Jakia had accused Modi and 62 others of aiding and abetting the peeople involved in the killings in 2002 in the riots that followed the Godhra carnage.