Bombay High Court rejects CBI plea seeking death sentence for convicts in Bilkis Bano case

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today rejected a CBI plea seeking death sentence for at least three of the 11 convicts in the March 2002 Bilkis Bano gang-rape case in Gujarat.

The court also set aside the acquittal of five policemen in the same case and directed the Central Bureau of Investigation agency to probe them.

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On March 3, 2002, at the height of the Gujarat riots following the Godhra train burning, Bilkis Bano and her family members were attacked by a riotous mob in Devgad-Baria village near Dahod.

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