2002 Godhra riots

2002 Godhra riots News

Bilkis Bano case: IPS officer sacked a day before retirement

The 60-year-old officer, who was to retire on May 31, was serving as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) with the Ahmedabad police when his dismissal order came, said M R Soni, Deputy Secretary (Inquiry), Gujarat Home Department.

Pulwama terror attack a BJP conspiracy like 2002 Godhra riots, says Shankersinh Vaghela

"The vehicle with RDX which was used in Pulwama attack was bearing the registration initial of Gujarat — GJ. Godhra was a conspiracy," ANI quoted Vaghela as saying. 


Gujarat HC disposes of plea seeking amendment to Gulberg petition

The court’s reasoning was based on its observation that as far as criminal appeals are concerned, it is not necessary to include every ground of argument in the petition, thereby allowing the said amendments to be argued by the petitioners during the final hearing.

At Godhra rail yard, a man remembers the dead, others vow never to forget them

The Godhra train fire had sparked a spate of communal riots in the state in which nearly 1,200 people, mostly from the Muslim community, were killed.

Godhra riots: Supreme Court to hear plea against clean chit to Modi, others after LS polls

The bench said it was up to the petitioners and said that “at the request of senior advocate Kapil Sibal, for the petitioners, hearing is deferred.

Godhra riots: Gujarat High Court acquits three, confirms sentences to 19 others in Ode massacre case

A special trial court in 2012 had held 23 accused guilty and out of them, 18 were convicted for life imprisonment while the remaining five had been sentenced to seven years.


No arrest of Teesta Setalvad in fund embezzlement case till May 31: Supreme Court

The case was registered by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch on a complaint accusing Teesta Setalvad and her husband Anand of "fraudulently" securing grants of Rs 1.4 crore from the union government through their NGO Sabrang Trust between 2008 and 2013.

Post-Godhra riots: Supreme Court rejects review plea for repair of damaged shrines

Allowing an appeal filed by the Gujarat government, the apex court had last year “accepted” a scheme set up by the Gujarat government under which it had agreed to pay a maximum of Rs 50,000 compensation to all places of worship that were damaged during the riots.

Godhra verdict: It will send out a wrong message, say families of those killed on train

Gayatri Panchal of Vastral, Ahmedabad, is another survivor; she lost her parents and two sisters. She says she wants to move on rather than reflect on something that happened 16 years ago.

2002 Godhra train burning case: Gujarat HC commutes death for 11 convicts to life in prison

2002 Godhra train burning case: The Gujarat High Court also observed that the state had failed to maintain law and order.