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SIT not to appeal for death sentence for Babu Bajrangi

The SIT submitted its application to the government pleader's office on Tuesday.

The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team has decided not to appeal for death sentence for Babu Bajrangi alias Babubhai Patel,the Bajrang Dal leader who is serving life sentence in the 2002 Naroda Patia riot case in which 96 were killed. However,the SIT would demand enhancement of his sentence,along with 14 convicts. The SIT submitted its application to the government pleader’s office on Tuesday. “We have dropped death penalty from our appeal. The government has sanctioned the rest of appeal which we are going to file with the High Court soon,” said a source in SIT,who did not want to be named.