Everybody must respect Godhra verdict, says prosecutor

February 22nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Saying he was satisfied, special public prosecutor J.M. Panchal Tuesday asked everyone to respect the judgment of a fast track court that convicted 31 people and acquitted 63 in the 2002 Godhra train carnage case. “It is a judicial verdict and everybody must respect it,” he said.

Additional sessions judge P.R. Patel Tuesday convicted 31 people, accused of hatching a conspiracy that killed 59 people, mostly ‘kar sevaks’ returning from Ayodhya, while they were travelling in S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express Feb 27, 2002.

The incident, which was labelled as a conspiracy, triggered state-wide communal violence in which over 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed.

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