Disappointed with Gulbarg case verdict, says Zakia Jafri

Updated - November 17, 2021 05:11 am IST

Published - June 18, 2016 01:20 am IST - AHMEDABAD:

The Supreme Court appointed Special investigation Team (SIT) is likely to challenge the trial court's verdict in the Gulbarg society massacre case, seeking enhancement in the sentences for the 24 convicts.

Special Public Prosecutor R.C. Kodekar said, “ The SIT will challenge the lenient sentence awarded by the trial court.”

“We will go to the High Court,” Mr. Kodekar said after the trial court judge P.B. Desai delivered the verdict. The SIT had sought exemplary punishment to the convicts, calling the case as “fit case for mass murder as the victims were roasted alive without any provocation.”

Zakia Jafri, widow of slain Congress parliamentarian Ehsan Jafri, was also “disappointed with the verdict” saying the accused got away with “lighter punishment.”

“It’s very meagre... what they have got. The court should have awarded life imprisonment to all. They murdered people in our house. I saw them killing people,” she said, reacting to the court's sentencing of the convicts.

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