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8 convicts in Best bakery case seek transfer to Guj jail

Last Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 22:32

Mumbai: Eight convicts in the Best Bakery
case have requested the Bombay High Court to transfer them
from Kolhapur central jail to Vadodara in Gujarat so that they
stay closer to their families.

All the eight have been lodged in Kolhapur jail since
February 2007 after a special court here convicted them for
burning alive 14 people inside Best Bakery in Hanuman Tekdi
area of Vadodara during the post-Godhra riots.

The Best Bakery case was shifted to Mumbai by the
Supreme Court for fair trial.

The convicts have written a letter to the High Court
which it has converted into a writ petition. The Court would
hear their plea in due course.

The convicts pleaded that since they have been lodged
in Kolhapur prison they have not been able to meet their

"We are far away from our home. Our families are
facing financial difficulties because of which they are not
able to visit us. It becomes time consuming and expensive for
them to visit us in Kolhapur Jail," they contended.


First Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 22:32

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