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Accused of burning Sabarmati Express, Farooq Bhana, Imran Sheru given life sentence by Gujarat HC; incident led to 2002 Godhra riots
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Accused of burning Sabarmati Express, Farooq Bhana, Imran Sheru given life sentence by Gujarat HC; incident led to 2002 Godhra riots

Farooq Bhana, who was arrested near Godhra in May 2016, has been described by the police as a key conspirator in the burning of the train, which had left 59 people dead

Godhra train burning case: Special SIT court in Ahmedabad convicts two accused, acquits 3 others
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Godhra train burning case: Special SIT court in Ahmedabad convicts two accused, acquits 3 others

Special judge H C Vora convicted Farooq Bhana and Imran Sheru and awarded them life sentence in the Godhra train burning case after the prosecution established their role as conspirators in the burning of two coaches of the Sabarmati Express in 2002. The court acquitted three others.

Naroda Patiya riot case: Gujarat High Court likely to pronounce judgement on appeals filed by 32 convicts
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Naroda Patiya riot case: Gujarat High Court likely to pronounce judgement on appeals filed by 32 convicts

The Gujarat High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on appeals in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case on Friday.

Rakesh Asthana, IPS officer who probed Godhra train burning, arrested Lalu in fodder scam, is new CBI special director
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Rakesh Asthana, IPS officer who probed Godhra train burning, arrested Lalu in fodder scam, is new CBI special director

The Union Cabinet on Sunday cleared the appointment of senior IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as the CBI special director.

Gujarat High Court commutes death sentences of 11: From incident to verdict, the important facts of 2002 Godhra train carnage
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Gujarat High Court commutes death sentences of 11: From incident to verdict, the important facts of 2002 Godhra train carnage

Following are the important facts of the Godhra train burning case, in which the Gujarat High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict. 59 people had died in the incident.

Gujarat riots case as it happened: Amit Shah backing Kodnani's alibi shows BJP won't abandon Hindu votebank
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Gujarat riots case as it happened: Amit Shah backing Kodnani's alibi shows BJP won't abandon Hindu votebank

BJP president Amit Shah has arrived at the Ahmedabad Sessions Court as a defence witness for former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, one of the prime accused in the Naroda Patiya case, media reports said on Monday.

Supreme Court grants six months to conclude trial in 2002 Naroda Gam riots
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Supreme Court grants six months to conclude trial in 2002 Naroda Gam riots

The Supreme Court on Monday granted six more months to a lower court in Gujarat to conclude trial in the 2002 Naroda Gam riots case, one of the nine post-Godhra riots matters probed by the apex court-appointed SIT pertaining to the killing of eleven members of a community.

Supreme Court decision exposes Sanjiv Bhatt's 'unclean hands', anti-Modi brigade loses another pawn
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Supreme Court decision exposes Sanjiv Bhatt's 'unclean hands', anti-Modi brigade loses another pawn

The Supreme Court has finally demolished Sanjiv Bhatt, on whose testimony the whole case of Narendra Modi's alleged role in the Gujarat riots rested. By being exposed as someone with an agenda, the court has also shown up the anti-Modi brigade.

Thirteen years on, one accused in Godhra train burning case arrested from MP
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Thirteen years on, one accused in Godhra train burning case arrested from MP

An accused in the Sabarmati Express train burning incident of 2002 has been arrested from Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh by the Local Crime Branch (LCB) in Godhra.

Gujarat HC to hear appeals over Godhra train burning incident from 18 February
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Gujarat HC to hear appeals over Godhra train burning incident from 18 February

The Gujarat High Court will conduct from 18 February a day-to-day hearing on appeals in the case of burning the S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express in Godhra.

Gujarat: Maya Kodnani moves HC for bail on health grounds
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Gujarat: Maya Kodnani moves HC for bail on health grounds

Former Gujarat minister and life-term convict in Naroda Patiya riot case Maya Kodnani has applied for bail before the High Court on medical grounds.