Gulberg massacre case: Court adjourns hearing, quantum of punishment likely on June 9

On June 2, Special Court Judge PB Desai had convicted 24 of the 66 accused, including a VHP leader, in the Gulberg society massacre

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 6, 2016 2:01 pm
Gulberg society, gulberg massacre, ehsan jafri, ahsan jafri, gulberg massacre case, gulberg court case, godhra riots, gujarat riots, 2002 gujarat riots The court had last week convicted 24 accused in the case. (Express Photo: Javed Raja)

A special SIT court on Monday adjourned the hearing in the Gulberg Society case to June 9. The court was to hear the quantum of punishment for 24 convicts in the 2002 post-Godhra Gulberg society massacre case.

The court had last week convicted 24 accused in the case. The prosecution is likely to seek capital punishment for the 11 convicted who were charged with murder, while the lawyer of victims may seek life imprisonment for them.

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On June 2, Special Court Judge PB Desai had convicted 24 of the 66 accused, including a VHP leader, in the Gulberg society massacre, which left 69 people including former Congress MP Ashan Jafri dead.

Out of the total 66 accused, six had died during the trial. Of the 24 convicted, 11 have been charged with murder, while 13 others, including VHP leader Atul Vaidya, have been convicted for lesser offences.

While pronouncing the judgement, the court had said there was no evidence of criminal conspiracy in the case and dropped charges under section 120-B of the IPC.

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