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HC confirms Best Bakery acquittals
December 26, 2003 16:49 IST
Last Updated: December 26, 2003 21:44 IST
The Gujarat high court on Friday dismissed the state government's amended appeal in the Best Bakery case. It also confirmed a fast track court's acquittal of 21 people in connection with the carnage.
A division bench, comprising Justice B J Sethna and Justice J R Vora, dismissed the amended appeal after concluding the week-long hearing on arguments by Advocate General S N Shelat and defence advocate Sushil Kumar. Friday being the last day before commencement of vacation and as 'the day was practically over', the bench would give the reasons for its decision.
The Citizens for Justice and Peace, a Mumbai-based non-governmental organization, is a party to the case having filed a Special Leave Petition seeking a retrial.
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