The courts demand a full-proof evidence without any doubt to prove somebody's involvement in the crime in convicting him. The benefit of doubt is given to the accused. The courts might not have found material evidence beyond doubt to prove his involvement in the riot. In this case, a politician who is ex-CM, present PM and hardcore RSS pracharak is involved. In the present case the court observed that there was lack of prosecutable evidence against Modi and others. The conviction rate of influential politicians in court of law is almost zero in our country barring a few.
Some actions of politicians are indirectly supporting some incidence. The speeches of BJP and RSS leaders were responsible for Babri Masazid demolition and post-demolition riots claiming lives of thousands of innocent people. The inaction of the administration may fan riots and arson as we have witnessed so many times.
During Gujrat riots in 2002, even the then PM of BJP led central govt. was not happy with the way the CM of Gujrat (Modi) was handling the situation. The PM directed the CM to follow Raj-Dharma without showing any discrimination between the people on the basis of caste, creed or religion. The PM sent then defense minister to supervise the deployment of military during that period. The PM also expressed his anxiety on the situation in his letter to the CM. In political circles there was a talk of ouster of Modi from the post of CM but he could save himself owing to Advani's benevolence.
Conviction of Maya Kodnani, ex-minister in Modi ministry and Shah's witness in favour of Kodnani show that something was wrong. There are so many videos and texts are available to show the lethargy of administration in dealing with the situation.
Anyway it is rightly said Satya mev Jayate. Some times it takes time. The story is not over. This riot is going to haunt Modi forever.Let us wait and watch.