60-year-old R S Bhagora, who was to retire on May 31, was serving as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) with Ahmedabad Police when his dismissal order arrived.
Zakia, the wife of Ehsan Jafri, an ex-MP who was killed in one of the worst incidents during the riots, has challenged the Gujarat HC's order rejecting her plea against the SIT's decision.
The bench said it will look into the application before hearing the matter on making Setalvad the second petitioner in Jafri’s plea.
The riots had started in Naroda Gam area on the morning of February 28 and continued till late in the afternoon.
Shiv Sena's sarcastic comment against Modi and the Centre came at a time when the possibility of a tie-up with BJP for the Mumbai city polls hit a virtual deadend.