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Naroda Patiya riots case – SC orders Gujarat HC to finish trial within 6 months

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New Delhi: Supreme Court passed an order to lower court in Ahmedabad to finish the legal proceedings of Naroda Patiya communal riots case within 6 months. It may be noted that these communal riots erupted on 20th February 2002 in which 11 persons were brutally killed. This incident of mass of mass murder took place a day after Godhra riots during Gujarat band organized by VHP. In this the judge, Jyotsna Yaging pronounced the 1st Judgment on 29th August, 20012 in which the statements of eye witnesses, doctors, riot victims, police officials, Government officials and forensic experts number 327 were recorded. After interrogation, the trial court had convicted former BJP leader, Maya Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi under various sections of IPC.

–Siasat News

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