Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has described his marathon questioning by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the 2002 Gujarat riots case as a difficult moment of his life.
On Saturday, the SIT questioned Modi for over nine hours, over a petition filled by former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri’s wife Zakia, which named him and 62 others as responsible for 2002 Gulbarg Society carnage.
In a post on his blog, narendramodi.com, Modi thanked the people of Gujarat for standing by him.
“I have cooperated with the process of law and accepted its supremacy. I heartily express my thankfulness to the people for their support and prayers in this difficult moment,” Modi wrote on his blog.
Modi stated that he tried to respect the law of the land and to respect the supremacy of law by appearing before the SIT.
“I have, in all humility, tried to respect the law of our great land and endeavored to respect the supremacy of the law by my behavior,” he said.
Earlier, the SIT chief R K Raghavan had described Modi’s questioning as a big step forward in seeking to deliver justice to 2002 Gujarat riots victims.