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Gujarat: 9 convicted in riot case

March 28, 2006 17:53 IST

Nine persons, including prime accused Mustaq Kaniyo, were on Tuesday convicted in a post-Godhra riots case in Danilimda of Ahmedabad where a person was shot dead in April 2002.

Additional Sessions Judge Sonia Gokani sent Mustaq Ahmed Sheikh to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for killing one person and injuring another.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Mustaq or an additional six months imprisonment.

Eight other accused --- Mehtabraza Islam Saiyed, Rahim Ibrahim Tharda, Haroon Younis Ganyavni, Haji Mohammed Karim Chipa, Yakub Musa Patel, Mohammed Ajimkhan Pathan, Khurshid, Sagir Ahmed Ansari --- were awarded one-and-a-half years imprisonment and Rs 3,000 fine (or an additional two months imprisonment).

"The eight accused were convicted on various charges including rioting, unlawful assembly, and for possessing weapons," said Nimaben Rajput, an advocate in this case.

Meanwhile, the court gave the benefit of doubt to 25 others and acquitted them.

"The court had examined 22 witnesses in this case, including the injured Ravinder Damor.

Damor, two of his relatives, and the father of the person killed Piyush Mehta had turned hostile in this case," Nimaben said.

"The court gave its judgments based on the eye-witness accounts and other documentary evidence in this case," she added.

The police also recovered two country-made revolvers used in the crime.

The police, on April 12, 2002, had arrested 33 persons for rioting near Ektanagar residential society in Danilimda locality. During the interrogation of the arrested, it was known that the Mustaq Kaniyo had gunned down one Piyush Mehta and injured Ravinder Damor, both residents of Ektanagar.

Police arrested Mustaq on December 18, 2002 and later filed a supplementary charge-sheet.

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Posted by v. b.. raj

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GREAT JUSTICE...GREAT JUSTICE...GREAT JUSTICE. What one can expect in Narandra Modi's Gujarat. Till now I dint hear a single Non muslim get convicted in 99% ...

Posted by sajid

Sub: Can the documentry evidence provided to media

To better have view on this justice can the documentart be provided to media for broadcasting and also interview and public questioning to all the ...

Posted by likekamini

Sub: 9 convicted in Gujarat riot case

I am sure the 'secularists' will start questioning the judgement and will initiate steps to have the convicted go in appeal S.Ramaswamy

Posted by S.Ramaswamy

Sub: Only Muslims are convicted

Only muslims are convicted for Gujrat riots.What about Hindus who had killed innocent Muslims and Sikhs during Gujrat and 1984 riots respectively, are never convicted ...

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