Breaking: Godhra Verdict, Gujarat HC upholds conviction

New Delhi, Oct 9: Breaking: There is a major development in the Godhra Verdict. Gujarat HC upholds conviction. 11 death sentences have been commuted to life term. This is a major development and more details are awaited.

The Gujarat High Court has pronounce its verdict on a set of appeals challenging convictions and acquittals by a special SIT court in the 2002 Godhra train coach burning case. Coach S-6 of the Sabarmati Express, in which 59 people, mostly 'kar sevaks' returning from Ayodhya were travelling, was burnt on February 27, 2002 at the Godhra station, triggering riots in the state. The special SIT court had on March 1, 2011 convicted 31 people and acquitted 63 in the case. While 11 people were sentenced to death, 20 were given life in jail. News24Bureau