Gulberg society massacre: Court defers judgment on quantum of sentence till tomorrow

24 people were held guilty by a special court for killing 69 people.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 9, 2016 5:26 pm
Gulberg Society massacre 2002, Gulberg society 2002 massacre, 2002 gulberg society massacre, Gulberg Society massacre verdict, Gulberg Society massacre 2002 verdict, Gulberg society 2002 massacre verdict, 2002 gulberg society massacre verdict, Gujarat riots, Godhra riots, SIT court verdict, SIT court, latest news, India news File photo of Gulberg Society after the incident

Sentencing of the 24 convicts found guilty in the 2002 Gulberg massacre case was once again deferred by an Ahmedabad court on Thursday. The special is now expected to pronounce the quantum of the sentence tomorrow.

Fourteen years after the 69 people living in the society were burnt alive including former Congress minister Ehsan Jaffery, the court had found 24 guilty in the case.

Out of the 24 convicts, 11 were held guilty for murder and the rest for rioting, unlawful assembly and arson among other charges.

Watch Video: What’s making news 

Share This Article
Share
Related Article

The court had earlier fixed June 6 as the date for pronouncing the sentence but it was later postponed to June 9.

During the hearing on Monday, Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) demanded capital punishment of life sentence for all the convicts. The kin of victims also demanded a similar punishment for all 24 who were found guilty.

Video of the day

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results