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Timeline: Gulbarg Housing Society Massacre Case

The ancestral home of Ehsan Jafri who was hacked to death by a mob in Gulbarg massacre (Reuters)

The ancestral home of Ehsan Jafri who was hacked to death by a mob in Gulbarg massacre (Reuters)

A special court will pronounce on June 2 its order in the case in which former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri and 68 others were killed in the post-Godhra riots.

More than 14 years after the Gulbarg Housing Society massacre took place during the 2002 Gujarat riots, the case is likely to see a verdict. A special court will pronounce on June 2 its order in the case in which former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri and 68 others were killed in the post-Godhra riots.

Here is a timeline of the case so far:

June 2, 2016: 24 convicted, 36 acquitted in Gulbarg Society massacre case

February 22, 2016: SC lifts stay on final verdict after trial was concluded as per earlier order

September 22, 2015: Court concludes trial in the massacre after prosecution examined 338 witnesses and lengthy final arguments end

August 4, 2015: Hearing on Zakia Jafri's petition begins in Gujarat High Court

March 18, 2014: Zakia moves Gujarat High Court challenging lower court order giving a clean chit to Modi and others.

December 27, 2013: Zakia loses plea in city court against SIT closure report which gave a clean chit to Modi in the 2002 communal riots.

December 2, 2013: Order on Zakia Jafri's petition deferred to December 26.

October 28, 2013: Ahmedabad court defers order on Zakia Jafri's plea.

September 30, 2013: The magistrate says he would pronounce the order on October 28.

April 15, 2013: Zakia files petition against SIT clean chit to Modi.

February 7, 2013: Supreme Court allows Zakia Jafri to file a petition against SIT closure report on Narendra Modi.

December 10, 2012: SC refers Zakia Jafri's plea to larger bench.

May 10, 2012: Zakia Jafri accuses SIT of giving her incomplete copy of the Gujarat riots case report.

May 07, 2012: Zakia Jafri gets copy of Gujarat riots case report.

April 10, 2012: SIT report gives Modi a clean chit in the Gulbarg Society massacre. Zakia files protest petition against clean chit given to Modi by the SIT.

February 2012: The SIT probing the post-Godhra 2002 riots in Gujarat files its final report before a local court

July 25, 2011: Amicus Curiae submits his report to Supreme Court in a sealed envelope. SC decides to keep his status report confidential.

June 18, 2011: Raju Ramachandran visits Gujarat, meets police officers and others.

May 5, 2011: SC asks the new Amicus Curiae Raju Ramachandran to assess the SIT report and look into its lapses.

February 2011: SIT submits its report.

March 27-28, 2010: SIT questions Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Zakia Jafri case.

March 11, 2010: Modi is issued a notice by the SIT to appear before it on March 21, to respond to allegations made against him.

July 30, 2009: The Gujarat government apeals to the SC saying that SIT is exceeding jurisdiction in examining Modi's role in the riots case.

April 27, 2009: SC asks SIT to additionally 'look into the complaint' of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's wife Zakia about the alleged role of Narendra Modi and others in her husband's killing inside Gulbarg Housing Society in Ahmedabad.

March 26, 2008: Supreme Court constitutes a five-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by former CBI chief RK Raghavan to probe nine riot cases.

November 21, 2003: Supreme Court stays judicial proceeding in nine cases after witnesses complained that Gujarat police was shielding the accused

February 28,2002: A mob of over thousands attacked Gulbarg Society. 39 died bodies were found and 31 people were declared missing. An FIR was filed against 11 persons

first published:June 02, 2016, 12:26 IST