2002 Godhra incident: Gujarat HC commutes 11 death sentences

The Gujarat High Court today declared its verdict in the 2002 Godhra train coach burning case and commuted the death sentence awarded to 11 convicts.

All the 31 convicts in the case have now been sentenced to life imprisonment. The verdict marks an important milestone in the case, which has seen several twists and turns over 15 years.

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The court’s judgment comes just months ahead of the elections in Gujarat, and could well find an echo in political campaigns there.