Gujarat (News Desk) 22 people have been acquitted in the case of inciting violence and massacres against Muslims in the Indian Gujarat riots. According to the details, a court in Hillol town of Panch Mahal district of Godhra (Gujarat) has acquitted 22 people accused of killing 17 people from the minority community, including 2 children, in a case of riots that took place after the Godhra tragedy in the state in 2002. I have been acquitted for deficiency.
Defense lawyer Gopal Singh Solanki said, “Additional Sessions Judge Harsh Trivedi’s court acquitted all 22 accused, eight of whom died during the trial. The court created riots in Delol village of the district and All the accused were acquitted due to lack of evidence in the case of killing 17 people including 2 children from the minority community. The prosecution failed to collect enough evidence against the accused and even the witnesses turned against. The bodies of the victims. never met”.
According to the prosecution, the victims were killed on February 28, 2002 and their bodies were burnt to destroy evidence.
It may be recalled that communal riots broke out in different parts of the state a day after a coach of the Sabarmati Express was torched by a mob near Godhra town in Panchmahal district on February 27, 2002. 59 passengers died in the burning of the box.
An FIR was registered under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) relating to murder and riots following the violence in Delol village. Another police inspector registered a fresh case almost 2 years after the incident and arrested 22 people for their involvement in the riots. Could not be identified.