Zakia Jaffery gets CISF protection


"We have been provided four armed CISF men for security purpose at our Surat residence," Zakia's son Tanveer Jaffery told PTI today.

"Initially, my mother (Zakia) was provided armed constable from the State Reserved Police (SRP) as security. Later she went abroad to stay with my sister, hence the security was withdrawn," Tanveer, the son of former MP who was killed in the 2002 riots at Gulburg society, said.

"Now she is back in India and has been staying with me in Surat and sometimes goes to Ahmedabad. Looking at the present scenario in Ahmedabad we requested for security cover for her. Our request was granted and four CISF men have been stationed at our residence. They also follow 'ammi' (mother) wherever she goes," he said.

Ehsan Jaffery was among the 69 killed in the Gulburg society riots.
Police had recently arrested one person for threatening a key witness in the Naroda Patiya case, where 95 people were killed eight years ago.

Based on Zakia's complaint, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was questioned for the first time in connection with the post-Godhra riots by the SIT on March 27.

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