Gujarat HC commutes Death sentences of 11 in Godhra Train Burning

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Representational image: Godhra junction station where a Train carrying Kar sevaks, was set on fire by Muslims on february 27, 2002, In which 56 hindus were burned alive. Wikimedia

Ahmedabad, October 9: The Gujarat High Court on Monday commuted to life term the death sentences of 11 accused in the 2002 Godhra train burning case in which 59 kar sevaks were killed.

The 11 persons had filed appeals challenging their death sentence verdict.

The special SIT court had on March 1, 2011 convicted 31 people and acquitted 63 in the case. While 11 people were sentenced to death, 20 were given life in jail.(IANS)