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Home > News > The Gujarat Riots > Report

SC tells Gujarat to reopen riot cases

August 17, 2004 12:30 IST
Last Updated: August 17, 2004 18:01 IST

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Gujarat government to set up a police committee headed by the director general of police to reconsider closure reports filed in 2,000-odd riot cases and find out whether further investigation was required.

The court directed the DGP to inform it directly every three months about the progress made.

Of the 4,200-odd riot cases in which first information reports were registered, the police closed over 2,000 saying they could not trace the culprits.

The court asked the state government to file an affidavit by Monday giving details of the riot cases in which the accused have been acquitted and also details of those cases in which the state appealed against acquittal.

The court also asked the advocate general of the state to be present before it on Monday to apprise it about the procedure relating to the filing of appeals before higher courts.

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This is just an example of pseudo_secularism.Every body is having sympathy with the minorities but no body is talking about the karsevak who burnt alive ...

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I know that some hindus loosing their brain they are taking work from eyes, and this is the benefit of the politician who dont want ...

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In a democracy like India we do not expect S.C. Judges to be partisan. The judgement or the directions given by supreme court are in ...

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Dear Piyush : It would have been more appropriate for you to mourn for the lawlessness that prevailed in the aftermath of the event you ...

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hi everyone, do you think the courts and so called SECULARISTS raise their voices, make a lot of noice only when muslims and other so ...

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