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In his complaint with Gujarat Director General of Police S.S. Khandwawala, Jafri said that Togadia, after his questioning here by the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) Monday, told the media that he would "teach a lesson" to Zakia Jafri and Setalvad, who had filed the affidavit in the apex court leading to the formation of the SIT and summons to him.
Jafri contended Togadia's statement amounted to threatening his 76-year-old mother for seeking the intervention of the judiciary in the "mass murder and criminal conspiracy" of the 2002 communal riots in the state.
He said Togadia was one of the 62 accused named in his mother's petition and as the SIT was acting at the behest of the Supreme Court, such intimidation by the VHP leader amounted to interference in the court's functioning.
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