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Post-Godhra riots case: 28 accused acquitted

Post-Godhra riots case: 28 accused acquitted

| | 03 Feb 2017, 06:30 pm
Gandhinagar, Feb 3 (IBNS): A Gujarat court on Friday acquitted 28 people accussed in a post-Godhra riots case .

The Gandhinagar court cited substantial evidence against them for taking the move.

All of the 28 were alreay on bail.

They were all accussed of arson, rioting and damaging property of people belonging to minority community at Paliyad village in Kalol taluka of Gandhinagar district in 2002.

A day after a train burning incident was reported from Godhra railway station, this incident occurred on Feb 28.

The infamous Gujarat riots of 2002 left hundreds of Muslims dead, injured and tortured and came as a blot in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule in the state.

The riots followed an incident of train burning in Godhra in which Hindus returning from Ayodhya were killed by a Muslim mob.

Around 1,000 supporters of prime accused Maulvi Umarjihad attacked the coach at the Godhra station and torched it killing 59 people and injuring many.

 

Image: Wikimedia Commons

 

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