Plea for stay on Gulburg riot case trial quashed

A special court here Friday rejected the application of 2002 Gulburg society riot victims seeking stay on the trial till the special investigation team (SIT) submits its final report.

Ahmedabad: A special court here Friday rejected the application of 2002 Gulburg society riot victims seeking stay on the trial till the special investigation team (SIT) submits its final report, relevant to the case in the court.
Judge B J Dhandha, hearing the case, observed that the
Supreme Court has stayed the pronouncement in the case and not
asked to not continue with the trial.

And the SIT has already said that it would be submitting
its final report in the appropriate court as directed by the
SC soon, it observed, adding that staying the trial despite
SIT assurance on submission of report would not be in interest
of the case.

The court agreed with the argument made by the special
public prosecutor for SIT, R C Kodekar that the application
has been made at the fag end of the trial and "if stay is
granted it would not be in the interest of justice."
The advocate for the victims S M Vohra had sought stay
on the order to approach the High Court. The court denied it
and asked Vohra to file a revision application against today`s
order and said while the arguments are on, he could approach
the Gujarat High Court.

Vohra had sought stay on the trial contending that
unless all the evidence related to the case were not submitted
in the court, prejudice could be caused to the trial.

PTI

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