Indian court acquits 26 accused of rape, murder in 2002 Gujarat riots

A court docket in Gujarat’s Panchmahal district acquitted all 26 accused of gang rape and the murder of over a dozen Muslims in separate incidents in Kalol at some point of the 2002 Gujarat riots for need of evidence within the 20-yr-old case, Indian media said on Sunday.

The court docket of additional classes decide of Halol in Panchmahal district, Leelabhai Chudasama, heard the case on Friday.It became said that of the overall 39 accused, 23 had died whilst the case became pending and the trial towards them become abated.

The prosecution had supplied the courtroom with a hundred ninety witnesses and 334 documentaries as proof in help of its argument. However, the courtroom stated there had been contradictions in the witnesses’ money owed.

According to reports, an FIR was registered against the accused at Kalol Police Station on March 2, 2002, an afternoon after a mob went on a rampage inside the communal riots that broke out in Gujarat on March 1, 2002.The FIR have been registered after the mob of 2,000 human beings clashed with sharp weapons and inflammable gadgets inside the Kalol district of Gandhinagar. They had damaged shops and set them on hearth.

During the violence, a man who were injured in police firing and changed into being rushed to the medical institution was burnt alive. The mob had attacked and killed every other guy coming out of a mosque and burnt his body within the holy constructing.

In another incident, 38 human beings fleeing Delol village and journeying to Kalol had been attacked and eleven of them have been burnt alive. According to the FIR, a girl became gang raped whilst she and others had been seeking to break out.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the leader minister of the western nation of Gujarat when it became gripped via riots that left extra than 1,000 human beings lifeless — maximum of them Muslims.

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