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.