Sunday, October 23, 2011

Book Modi for ’2002 hate speeches’

TOI 22OCT2011

Amicus Report Now Being Studied By SIT

Prashant Dayal TNN

Ahmedabad: The amicus curiae of Supreme Court, Raju Ramachandran, has recommended that a chargesheet be filed against Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi under sections I53, 153A and 153B of IPC for his "inflammatory speeches" during the rioting in Gujarat in 2002.
Those convicted under these sections of IPC face a jail term that may range from six months to three years.
Ramachandran's report is now with the SC-appointed special investigation team (SIT) that is probing the post-Godhra communal riots cases. Ramachandran had submitted a factfinding report to the SC in July. The SC, in a subsequent hearing, had directed the SIT to submit its final report on Zakia Jafri's complaint to the concerned court in Ahmedabad. The apex court also ruled that the SIT will be allowed access to the Ramachandran's report. The SIT had subsequently obtained a copy of the report from the apex court.
Ramchandran's report has shocked several members of the SIT who don't agree with many of his findings, sources said. Recently, the SIT has moved to treat Ramachandran as a witness in the probe and has issued summons to him in this regard. SIT sources said the amicus curiae in his report had made a number of recommendations, including the one about booking Modi for making inflammatory speeches.


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