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Gujarat Court Sentences Accused To Life Imprisonment For 2002 Godhra Train Burning

The defendant in the case of Godhra train atrocity, which had caused the worst riots in Gujarat history, was sentenced to life imprisonment on July 2 by a court in Godhra, Gujarat's Panchmahal district. Rafik Bhatuk, the accused, was apprehended in February 2021. On February 27, 2002, he was suspected of being part in the burning down of a train carrying "karsevaks" returning from Ayodhya, murdering 59 of them. 

Sun, 03 Jul 2022 - 12:45 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: godhra train, burning, Gujarat, karsevaks, Ayodhya

Courtesy: Free Press Journal