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SC stays trial in Bilkis Bano case

July 26, 2004 14:42 IST
Last Updated: July 26, 2004 17:11 IST

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the trial proceedings in the Bilkis Yakub Rasool gang rape case till August 2, pending a decision on the victim's plea for transfer of the trial from Gujarat to Maharashtra.

Bilkis, whose family and relatives were killed by a mob in the post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, has said the atmosphere in the state is not conducive to a fair trial.

The Central Bureau of Investigation, which took up the investigations in the case on the apex court's directive, has supported Bilkis' plea for transferring the case to Maharashtra.

A bench comprising Justice Ruma Pal, Justice S B Sinha and Justice S H Kapadia granted the interim stay after Bilkis' counsel Harish Salve informed the court that acourt in Ahmedabad is scheduled to frame charges against the 20 accused on July 29.

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