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19/11/2018 2:41 PM IST | Updated 19/11/2018 2:41 PM IST

Gujarat Riots: Supreme Court To Hear Zakia Jafri's plea On 26 November

Mukul Rohatgi, who was appearing for the SIT, said activist Teesta Seetalvad could not be the second petitioner in the case.

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A 2012 photo of Zakia Jafri inside the remains of her former residence, which was torched during the 2002 massacre at the Gulberg Society in Ahmedabad.

NEW DELHI—The Supreme Court on Monday deferred till 26 November hearing on the plea of Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was then Gujarat Chief Minister, in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

A bench headed by Justice AM Khanwilkar said, "The matter will take some time for hearing. The plea will be heard on November 26".

At the outset, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who was appearing for the SIT, said Jafri's plea was not maintainable and social activist Teesta Seetalvad cannot be the second petitioner in the case.

The bench said it will look into the application before hearing the matter on making Seetalvad the second petitioner in Jafri's plea.