08, May 2017
Smt Zakia Ahsan Jafri & Citizens for Justice and Peace v/s
Narendra Modi and 61 Others
Charges: Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Mass Murder, Subvert the
Criminal Justice System, Destroy Evidence, Violate the Oath of
Day of Judgement: 12.9.2011
June 8, 2006: Zakia Ahsa Jafri files a mammoth 119-page
complaint with the Director General of Police, Gujarat, making
out a case for criminal conspiracy to commit mass murder,
destruction of evidence, intimidation and subversion of the
criminal justice system. By this time PC Pande the former
Commissioner f Ahmedabad (accused in the complaint) has been
promoted to the position of DGP Gujarat. Citizens for Justice
and Peace assists this quest for justice for te victims of a
mass genocidal carnage.
The Gujarat Police takes no action on the complaint.
February 28, 2007: Zakia Ahsan Jafri and Citizens for
Justice and Peace file a petition in th Gujarat HC praying for
the registration of an FIR on the charges mentioned in detail
below and also for the transfer of investigation to the CBI
November 2, 2007: After two Judges decline to hear the
petition, the matter is heard in the Gujarat HC for a week in
September 2007. Justice MR Shah dismisses the petition in November
March 3, 2008: The Petitioners ie SLP 1088/2008 in the SC
and on 3.3.2008 Justices Pasayat and Ganguly issue Notice to the
Gujarat Government. Prashant Bhushan is appointed aminus in the
April 27, 2009: The SC asks the already appointed SIT to
Investigate the Charges in the SLP and take action according to
law. Raghavan gets in AK Malhotra and Paramveer Singh to
May 14, 2010: RK Raghavan and AK Malhotra submit the
report to the SC. By this time serious charges have been upheld
against the functioning of the SIT in other carnage related cases
and two Gujarat Officers, Shivanand Jha and Johri have been
removed by the SIT.
October 2010: When amicus Prashant Bhushan is about to
submit his report, the state of Gujarat makes allegation against
him accusing him of bias. he recuses himself as Amicus. Thereafter
the SC appoints Shi Rohinton Naiman, who declines. Mr Raju
Ramachandran is then appointed as Amicus.
January 2011: During the January 21, 2011 hearing of the
matter, Amicus submits a ten page report after which SC gives a
chance to the SIT for further investigation.
May 2, 2011: Thereafter on May 2, 2011 in a speaking order
the Amicus is given powers to bypass SIT an dmeet witnesses,
including police officers directly. By July 25 2011 this report
has been submitted to the SC.
July 28, 2011: At the last hearing of the matter on July
28, 2011, while praising the Amcus for his detailed report the SC
reserves orders indicating it will be passing detailed orders.
September 12, 2011:.
Day of Judgement
Advocates for the Petitionners Zakia Ahsan Jafri and Citizens
for Justice and Peace v/s Narendra Modi and ors
(SLP 1088 of 2008)
Shri Sanjay Parikh
Mr MS Ganesh
Ms Kamini Jaiswal
Ms Aparna Bhat
Mr Ramesh Pukhrambam
Mr Suhel Tirmizi