A special SIT court in Ahmadabad on Monday convicted two of the five accused to the life sentence in the Sabarmati Express train burning case at Godhra in 2002.
Special judge HC Vora convicted Farooq Bhana and Imran Sheru and awarded them life sentence 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, identified as Hussain Suleman Mohan, Kasam Bhamedi and Faruk Dhantiya. These persons were accused of burning the S-6 coach in 2002 at Godhra.
Six persons were absconding when the special court had first delivered its verdict against 94 accused in February 2011. They were arrested later and put on trial.
Fifty passengers, mostly kar sevaks, returning from Ayodhya were killed in S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express on February 27 triggering state-wide communal riots that left at least 1,000 dead.
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