Godhra train burning case: 2 get life sentence, 3 acquitted by special SIT court

A special SIT court in Ahmedabad today convicted two of the five accused to the life sentence in the train burning at Godhra in 2002. The court also acquitted three others in the case.  These persons were accused of burning the S-6 coach in 2002 at Godhra.
Six persons were absconding when the special court had first delivered its verdict against 94 accused in February 2011. They were arrested later and put on trial.  Fifty passengers, mostly kar sevaks, returning from Ayodhya were killed in S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express on February 27 triggering state-wide communal riots that left at least 1,000 dead.

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