SIT member meets Guj riot victims to assess security
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 16:20
Mehasan (Guj): A member of the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) met witnesses of Dipdadarwaja and Sardarpura riot cases of 2002 to assess their security arrangements, SIT officials said on Wednesday.

"We visited the witnesses of the Sardarpura and Dipdadarwaja riots of Mehsana district who are now living in the Satnagar village near Himmatnagar in Sabarkantha district," SIT member Paramvir Singh told reporters.

"The purpose of visit was to meet witnesses of the two riot cases and see the progress of the trial in those cases," Singh said, adding that he also met the special public prosecutor for the two cases.

Singh also visited the scene of offence in Sardarpura village in Vijapur taluk and Dipdadarwaja area of Visnagar town in Mehsana district.

Following the Gohdra train burning incident, communal riots had broken out in different parts of the state. In one such incident in Sardarpura, 33 people were killed by a mob in March 2002.

While in another incident in Dipdadarwaja, 11 members of minority community, including five children, were hacked to death and burnt in their houses during the post-Godhra riots.

Singh said that witnesses of both the cases were satisfied with the security arrangements made by the SIT.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 16:20

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