All 11 convicts sentenced to life imprisonment within the 2002 Bilkis Bano gang rape case after the Godhra incident in Gujarat had been launched from the Godhra sub-jail on Monday. The Gujarat authorities authorised their launch underneath its pardon coverage.
The culprits gang-raped Bilkis Bano and killed 7 relations
A particular Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) courtroom in Mumbai sentenced 11 convicts to life imprisonment on January 21, 2008 for the gang rape and homicide of seven members of Bilkis Bano’s household. Later the Bombay Excessive Court docket upheld his conviction. These convicts served greater than 15 years of imprisonment, after which one among them approached the Supreme Court docket for his or her untimely launch.
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Supreme Court docket had directed the Gujarat authorities to look into the pardon
Panchmahal commissioner Sujal Mytra instructed that the Supreme Court docket has directed the Gujarat authorities to look into the pardon on his sentence, after which the federal government constituted a committee. Mytra was the top of the committee. Maytra mentioned, the committee constituted just a few months in the past unanimously determined in favor of pardoning all of the 11 convicts within the case. The advice was despatched to the state authorities and yesterday we acquired orders for his launch.
Bilkis Bano was gang-raped after the Godhra incident
On March 3, 2002, the household of Bilkis Bano was attacked by a mob in Randhikpur village of Limkheda taluka of Dahod district through the post-Godhra riots. Bilkis Bano was 5 months pregnant at the moment. She was gang-raped and 7 members of her household had been murdered. The courtroom was instructed that six different members had fled the spot. The accused on this case had been arrested in 2004.
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