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All 11 life sentences sentenced to be released from prison

Balqis Bano and her husband

Godhra:

All eleven convicts were sentenced to life imprisonment for 2002 post- Gang rape of Godra Bilqis Banu and murder of seven members of to her family on Monday walked out of Godhra sub-jail After Gujarat government Allowed to be released under remission policyAnd the official He said.

a special central office of Court of Inquiry (CBI) in Mumbai on On January 21, 2008, the eleven defendants were sentenced to life imprisonment on the charge of gang rape and murder of seven members of Balqis Banos family. The Bombay High Court subsequently upheld their convictions.

These convicts have served more from 15 years old in jail and then one of The Supreme Court approached them with a plea for Release him prematurely.

The Supreme Court had directed Gujarat government to look into issue of forgiveness of His punishment and then government A committee formed, said the collector of Panchmahals Sujal Mayatra, who Head panel.

“A committee was formed a few months ago back took unanimous decision in favor of forgiveness of All 11 convicts in the case. The recommendation was sent to the state government and yesterday we received the orders for Maitra said.

Human rights lawyer Shamshad Pathan said on Monday night that a large number of convicts who committed the least heinous crime From the Bilqis case is still ongoing in Prisons without any forgiveness.

Pathan said when a government take like this decision Hope of the victim in The system decrease.

After the outbreak of violence after the burning of A Sabermati Express coach that killed 59 ‘karsevaks’on February 27, 2002, Bilkis Banu, who She was five months pregnant at that time, and fled her village with her little baby daughter and 15 others.

On March 3, they took Shelter in field when the mob of 20-30 people armed with They were attacked by machetes, swords and sticks, and Bilqis Bano was gang-raped while seven members were of to her family were killed. Six other members managed to run far.

due to anger over In the incident, the Supreme Court ordered a CBI investigation.

Accused in The case has been arrested in 2004.

The trial has begun in Ahmedabad. However, after Bilkes Banu expressed his concerns that witnesses were being harmed, evidence collected by the CBI was tampered with. withThe Supreme Court referred the case to Mumbai in August 2004.

The special CBI . Court on On January 21, 2008, the eleven defendants were sentenced to life imprisonment on the charge of gang rape and murder of seven members of Balqis Banos family.

They were convicted on shipment of conspiracy to rape a pregnant woman, murder and illegal assembly under the Indian Penal Code.

The special The court acquitted seven other defendants for want of Evidence. One of The accused died during the trial.

In the 2018 order upholding the conviction of Accused, Bombay High Court set Aside the verdict of innocence of Seven people.

Supreme court, in April 2019, Gujarat directed government To pay 50 lakh rupees compensationfunction, and house To Bilkis Bannu.

11 convicts who Early release has been granted to Jaswantbhai Nai, Govindbhai Nai, Shelish Bhatt, Radsham Shah, Bipin Chandra Joshi, Kesarbhai Phuhania, Pradeep Mordhia, Pakabhai Phuhania, Rajuphai Soni, Mitesh Bhatt and Ramesh Chandana.

One of They, Radishyam Shah, have applied to the Gujarat High Court asking for forgiveness of Wholesale under Articles 432 and 433 of code of Criminal Procedure.

The Supreme Court rejected him plea Noting that “appropriate government“To decide on his forgiveness is Maharashtra, not Gujarat.

Then Shah introduced plea in The Supreme Court pleads that he was in jail for 15 years and 4 months without forgiveness of April 1, 2022.

In its order dated May 13, the Supreme Court stated that since crime committed in Gujarat of Gujarat was suitable government To check Shah’s request.

Gujarat High Commission directed government To consider the application for early release in terms of The policy It was dated July 9, 1992 and could decide within two months.

“There are several defendants who have been convicted term he is over But they were not released from prison on On the basis that they are part of Some gangs or got stuck in one Or two murders. But in gruesome cases like This, Gujarat government Easily agree to forgiveness of convicts and allows who are they walk out of The jail, said Pathan.

this was not just condition of murder but also of gang rape of gruesome kind. “When government take like this decision Hope of the victim in The system decrease. Even when the Gujarat High Court directed government To consider their forgiveness, it should It is considered against The lawyer said that forgiveness rather than allowing.”

On call, Gujarat Congress Spokesperson Manish Doshi said he will do so comment Only after you get the details.

(Except for Title, this story It has not been edited by the NDTV crew and is posted from a syndicated feed.)

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