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Two More Sentenced to Life for 2002 Godhra Train Attack

Two More Sentenced to Life for 2002 Godhra Train Attack

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Aug 2018 12:15 PM GMT

Ahmedabad: A special trial court here on Monday sentenced two more persons to life imprisonment and acquitted three others in the 2002 Sabarmati Express train burning case at Godhra railway station, which triggered large-scale communal violence across Gujarat. Different investigating agencies had arrested five persons in 2015-16 and they were put on trial by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court. With this, as many as 33 people have been sentenced to life imprisonment in the case while 66 others have been acquitted. A Special SIT court had convicted 31 people on March 1, 2011, and 11 of them were awarded death penalty and the others were sentenced to life imprisonment. However, in October last year, the Gujarat High Court commuted the death sentences to life imprisonment. (IANS)

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