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96 acquitted in 2002 riot case in Sabarkantha

Last Updated: Sunday, August 2, 2009 - 17:29

Sabarkanhta: Ninety-six accused in a 2002 post-Godhra riot case have been acquitted by a local court for want of evidence.
Judicial Magistrate Rita Vyas of the fast-track court yesterday, acquitted them, who were accused in a case of rioting and arsoning in Motipura area of Himmatnagar taluka.

The incident occurred on February 28, 2002 when a mob burnt down houses and damaged properties of minority community in Motipura area.

Two persons were injured in the riot, which had broken out following burning of the S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express train near Godhra railway station on February 27, 2002.

All of them were booked for rioting, arsoning, causing damage to properties and looting.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, August 2, 2009 - 17:29
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