Ummid Assistant

IDB scholarship forms available at Bhopal's Companion School

IGNOU's preparatory course for students desiring higher education

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home National

BJP legislator, 31 others get life terms for Naroda Patiya carnage

Friday August 31, 2012 07:44:19 PM, IANS

Related Article

Ex BJP minister among 32 convicted in Naroda Patiya massacre

A special court in Gujarat Wednesday convicted 32 people, including a former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister, for the massacre of 97 people in Naroda Patiya locality 

Minister's involvement only with Modi's consent: Congress on Naroda

Bajrang Dal leader said he felt like Rana Pratap after Naroda killings

Naroda witnesses happy with court verdict

Government cannot be linked to 2002 massacre: Gujarat

Ahmedabad: A special Gujarat court Friday sentenced Bharatiya Janata Party legislator and former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani to 28 years in jail for her involvement in the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Naroda Patiya where 97 Muslims were killed.

Former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi, who was also convicted in the case, has been awarded life imprisonment till death, while the other 30 convicts were also awarded life terms.

Explaining the details of the sentence, Special Public Prosecutor Akhil Desai said that the life term awarded to Kodnani and other convicts apart from Bajrangi are under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.

"Kodnani gets 10 years under section 307 of the Indian Penal Code (attempt to murder), and 18 years under section 302 (punishment for murder)," Desai told media persons here after the sentencing.

He said that in India, someone convicted to a life sentence is entitled to remission after 14 years imprisonment. However Kodnani will only be entitled to remission after 28 years, while Bajarangi will stay in jail till his death.

Of the 30 others convicted for the crime, seven will face a 10 plus 21 years of life imprisonment, while the rest will be entitled to 10 plus 14 years of imprisonment.

Desai said that he respects the decision of the court not to give the death sentence adding that the court has taken cognizance of the suffering of the victims.

More than 10 years after a mob hacked and burnt to death the 97 Muslims in Naroda Patiya here Feb 28, 2002, the special court had Wednesday convicted 32 people, including Kodnani and Bajrangi, for the massacre.

The special court in Ahmedabad also acquitted 29 people.

In 2009, the Supreme Court appointed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case as well as other cases relating to the Gujarat riots in which 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed.

Of the 64 people accused in the case, three died during trial. The remaining 61 accused were tried for murder, arson and rioting. Most of them were out on bail.

A total of 327 witnesses and 2,500 documentary evidences were presented to court in the case.


 





 


 



 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

i

 

More Headlines

Yahoo fires journalist after Romney joke

Will federal auditor's report on nuclear watchdog open a Pandora's box?

India courts Tajikistan to swing Afghan endgame

Indian economy's growth slows to 5.5 percent in first quarter

Sunita Williams completes spacewalk outside ISS

Israelis attack Palestinian woman, tear her clothes off

Stopped by cops, clicked by media, Punjab girl commits suicide

Join armed forces, AMU chief says

Once in a blue moon, this Friday

Junk food could also damage brain, says study

Nine IAF men killed as two choppers collide

Assam journalists protest, boycott AAMSU for three months

Five held guilty for Delhi twin blasts in 2005

 

Top Stories

Third Front too jumps on coal scam bandwagon, parliament disrupted

Putting up a third front on the coal scam, the Left parties, along with Samajwadi Party (SP) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Friday staged a sit-in protest at the main gate of parliament 

Blackmail is bread and butter of BJP, says Sonia

Political crisis as BJP insists on PM's resignation

 

  Most Read

Build global governance structures, India urges NAM

Admitting to deficits in global governance, India Thursday called on the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to "take the lead" in reforming international

Iranian, Egyptian presidents discuss NAM objectives, region

No fireworks on Syria at NAM summit: India

Wife relieved after Fahim Ansari's acquittal

Expressing relief over Fahim Ansari's acquittal in the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai by the Supreme Court, his wife Yasmin Thursday said she was glad he was acquitted. The apex court 

Had Kasab not been caught, terrorists might have passed as Indian Muslims: SC

 

  News Pick

Nine IAF men killed as two choppers collide

Nine defence personnel, including five officers, were killed Thursday when two Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters collided mid-air near Jamnagar in Gujarat, in one of the worst such accidents in recent years, an official said.  

US hires private firms for 'dirty work': Russian diplomat

Allowing private security companies to work in conflict zones helps the US government "avoid responsibility" for violating the norms of international humanitarian law, a Russian diplomat has said.  

20 years after militancy, bureaucrats keep Chandigarh 'disturbed'

The threat of militancy ended years ago but Chandigarh continues to be tagged a 'disturbed area' -- thanks to the bureaucracy that wants it to be kept this way for its own benefits. The 'disturbed 

Supreme Court upholds Kasab's death sentence

The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death sentence of Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving Pakistani terrorist behind the 26/11 Mumbai strike that claimed 166 lives. "We are constrained to hold that the death penalty is the only sentence 

Had Kasab not been caught, terrorists might have passed as Indian Muslims: SC

 

Picture of the Day

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh with President of Iran Mehmoud Ahmadinejad, before a meeting, on the sidelines of the XVI Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, in Tehran, Iran on August 29, 2012.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.