Ahmedabad: Rejecting a speculation of a swindling behind a Gulbarg Society electrocute here during a 2002 Gujarat riots, a special SIT justice on said there was no justification to support it.
“There was positively no pre-planned swindling to grocer or kill members of a minority community, some-more quite during Gulbarg society,” special decider PB Desai pronounced in a order.
“The evidence…with courtesy to a elements of rapist swindling is intensely flimsy,” it said.
The justice condemned 11 convicts to life seizure in a box associated to a electrocute where 69 people, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, were burnt alive on 28 February, 2002.
The justice awarded a 10-year jail tenure to one indicted while 12 others were given a seven-year sentence.
Testimony of one of a witnesses that Kapil Munna, an accused, told him that he was going to attend a assembly where a murder of Muslims would be designed was “uninspiring and officious ridiculous,” a decider said.
According to this witness, Munna told him this between 9 and 10 a.m on 28 February, while other witnesses had pronounced a assault had begun during around 9 a.m itself, a justice noted.
The charge had also referred to a revisit by a comparison military officers including a afterwards military commissioner P C Pandey and corner commissioner of military M K Tandon to a Gulbarg Society before a occurrence to assure a residents that there would be correct military security.
The military officers stayed divided when a destruction began, that upheld a speculation of rapist swindling involving high- ranking supervision officials, domestic leaders and police, pronounced a prosecution.