Zakia Jafri to move HC against Gulberg Society acquittals

Ahmedabad, June 2 (IANS) Zakia Jafri, the widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, on Thursday said she was not satisfied with the verdict in the Gulberg Society massacre case and that many of the people acquitted by the special court were involved in the 2002 rioting.

Jafri said she will approach the Gujarat High Court.

“We will fight the case till our last breath,” Jafri said talking to reporters in Ahmedabad.

“We along with Teesta Setalvad and a renowned lawyer from Delhi will continue to fight this case,” said Jafri when asked about the options left with her.

Jafri also said the Congress as a party never interfered in the case and they have been at a receiving end of the political vendetta.

Earlier in the day, a special court here acquitted 36 of the 66 accused in the 2002 Gulberg Society massacre, which left 69 people killed, including Ehsan Jafri.

The court convicted 24 of the accused, among them a VHP leader.

–IANS

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