Ahmedabad: The High Court of Gujarat can pronounce its verdict on appeals challenging the decision of the Special Court of SIT on the case of burning of train bins in Godhra in 2002, appeals challenging the conviction and acquittal of the accused. The S-6 compartment of Sabarmati Express was fired over to Godhra Station on February 27, 2002, after which riots broke out in entire Gujarat. There were 59 people in this compartment, most of whom were returning from Ayodhya car servants.
The special court of SIT had convicted 31 people in the case on March 1, 2011 and acquitted 63. 11 convicts were sentenced to death while 20 were sentenced to life imprisonment. Later, in the High Court filed a number of appeals challenging the conviction, while the state government has challenged the acquittal of 63 people.
The special court convicted 31 prosecutions of the prosecution that there was a conspiracy behind the incident. The culprits were convicted of murder, attempt to murder and under the sections of criminal conspiracy.