New Delhi/Vadodara, Sep 12 (ANI): Applauding the Supreme Court’s decision into the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ram Madhav on Monday said that this case had been unduly politicised during the past few years, and added that all the facts will now emerge as the case has been transferred to the concerned magistrate in Ahmedabad.
“In reality, during the past few years, this case has been politicised immensely. By targeting Narendra Modi (Gujarat state chief), some people have twisted the facts of the case. Many false allegations were also made that drew the attention of some thinkers and even the police officers,” said Madhav.
“During all this confusion, the real culprits are yet to see the court and innocent people are being dragged into the mess. But finally, today the Supreme Court showed some sense and transferred the case to the local Magistrate where all the facts will emerge,” he added.
Meanwhile, the apex court’s decision was another heartbreak for Professor J S Bandukwala, whose house was burnt down during the 2002 riots.
“I am very sad by the judgement of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has asked the matter to be shifted to the Gujarat Magistrate, but it has been 10 years and we have not got any justice here (Gujarat),” said Bandukwala, a riot victim in Vadodara.
“The first question is that which Magistrate will give a judgment against Narendra Modi. The atmosphere in Gujarat is such and it is very rare that the judiciary or any police officers would work against Modi. And whoever dares to go against him, he has always faced trouble,” he added.
The Supreme Court earlier in the day refused to pass any order on the petition alleging inaction on the part of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to contain the 2002 riots after the Godhra carnage and referred the matter to the concerned magistrate in Ahmedabad for a decision.
A three-judge bench headed by Justice D K Jain directed the SIT, which is probing the riot cases, to submit its final report before the magistrate who was asked to decide whether to proceed against Modi and 63 others, including senior government officials.
The bench made it clear that there was no need for it to further monitor the riot cases.
The apex court bench, which also comprised Justices P Sathasivam and Aftab Alam said in case the magistrate decides to drop proceedings against Modi and others, he has to hear the plea of slain MP Ehsan Jafri’s widow Zakia Jafri, who had filed a complaint against the Gujarat Chief Minister.