New Delhi: A special Ahmedabad court, which convicted 24 of the 66 accused in the 2002 post-Godhra Gulbarg society riots case, is likely to pronounce the quantum of punishment on June 17.
Earlier, the court that was slated to pronounce judgement on the Gulbarg society violence case, on June 6 has deferred the judgement till June 9. The prosecution demanded either capital punishment or life imprisonment till death for the convicts.
The court had convicted 24 accused in the 2002 post-Godhra Gulbarg society violence case. Out of the total 66 accused, six had died during the trial.
On June 2, Special Court Judge PB Desai had acquitted 36 accused and convicted 24, of which 11 were charged with murder, while 13 other were convicted for lesser offences.
The court said there is no evidence of criminal conspiracy in the case, while dropping Section 120 B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
This incident took a day after S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express was burnt near Godhra train station on February 27, 2002 during which 58 ‘karsevaks’ were killed.
First Published | 13 June 2016 1:12 PM
Web Title: Gulbarg society massacre: Court to pronounce the quantum of sentence on June 17
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