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Gujarat HC upholds life imprisonment for 14

IANS  |  Ahmedabad 

The High Court on Friday upheld the life imprisonment awarded by a to 14 people for the massacre of 23 persons in a village during the 2002 riots.

A division bench of Justice and Justice also upheld the sentence of seven years in jail to five others. It acquitted four others in the case.

On March 1, 2002, two days after train burning left 57 persons dead, 23 persons were burnt to death in Pirwali Bhagol area of Ode village near Anand in central

It was one of the nine cases of major riot cases that were handed over to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT).

In 2012, the SIT found 23 of 47 accused guilty and sought capital punishment. Seeking relief from the ruling, those held guilty approached the High Court.



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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 14:00 IST