SIT on 1st May, 2009 had filed a chargesheet in a local court here in Naroda Gam case in which BJP leader and former state minister Maya Kodnani is one of the prime accused.
The charges had been framed under IPC Sections 120 (B) for criminal conspiracy, 302 for murder, 307 for attempt to murder, 395 and 397 for loot and 143 to 147 for rioting. Maya Kodnani, State Minister for Women and Child Welfare had to resign from the ministry.
In November, 2009 a key witness Imtiyaz Saeedkhan Pathan in the Gulbarg massacre case had told a special court that chief minister Narendra Modi had abused former MP Ahsan Jafri when he called him for help on February 28, 2002. Sixty-nine people were killed in Gulbarg Society including Jafri. A young Parsi boy, Azhar Mody, also went missing from his house, the story of which became a Bollywood film Parzania. This film was banned in Gujarat.
Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam said the apex court could also examine the idea of reconstituting SIT in the wake of a recent judgement of the court in Sheikh Sohrabuddin fake encounter case in which it had passed certain adverse remarks against Inspector General of Police Geeta Johri. She is one of the members of SIT.
The bench also declined to grant five months time sought by SIT to submit its reports and asked the probe team to come out with its report to the court by April 30. Earlier the team had to submit its finding report by 31st December 2009.