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Bilkis Bano gangrape case: SC asks Gujarat if departmental action taken against convicted cops

On March 3, 19-year-old Bilkis Bano along with her family were on their way, escaping a mob on a truck. Bilkis was five months pregnant and accompanying her were 17 other people in the truck, including her 2-year-old daughter.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 23, 2017 1:37 pm
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The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Bilkis Bano, the survivor of gangrape during the Gujarat riots of 2002, to file a separate plea seeking higher compensation from the Gujarat government instead of what was awarded to her by the lower courts, news agency PTI has reported. The apex court also asked the state government if any departmental action has been taken against the policemen convicted in the gangrape case. It has also demanded a detailed reply from the Gujarat government within four weeks in this regard.

The rape of Bilkis Bano and the murder of her family members had taken place during the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat. On March 3, 19-year-old Bilkis Bano along with her family were on their way, escaping a mob on a truck. Bilkis was five months pregnant and accompanying her were 17 other people in the truck, including her 2-year-old daughter.

The truck was attacked by an armed mob, who gangraped her and killed 14 members of her family including her daughter, her mother Halima and cousin Shamim.

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    Abbiya
    Oct 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm
    Son of Mr where is your ill egal fa ther. How many fa ther you have?
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      Madarchod mohammad
      Oct 23, 2017 at 3:59 pm
      did this incident happen after Godhra train torching incident ?
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        jk
        Oct 23, 2017 at 3:03 pm
        Mitron yeh new india hai yahan katilon ko hi naukree aur inam milega...
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          Ajay
          Oct 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm
          most Indians are cowards ... hence we see mobs killing and lynching... they are like the pack of dogs who cannot fight one to one like the king of the jungle... they are like wolf and hyena, moving in packs... afraid of a lion, and hence attack in the fear of that lion in a large group... dam nahin hai... they hid behind the face of the crowed...
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            Parth Garg
            Oct 23, 2017 at 2:19 pm
            They were all rewarded with 'Shaurya Chakra' for their bravery beyond the call of their duty.
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