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 5:26:55 pm
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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.

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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.

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