SIT asked to file proper plea in Gulberg case

Updated - November 16, 2021 09:24 pm IST

Published - August 27, 2014 02:13 am IST - NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Special Investigation Team, headed by former CBI Director R.K. Raghavan, to file a proper application for vacating the interim order passed in 2010 restraining the trial court in Ahmedabad from pronouncing judgment in the ‘Gulberg Society massacre case’ pertaining to the 2002 Gujarat riots.

A Bench of Justices H.L. Dattu, Ranjana Desai and M.Y. Eqbal passed this brief order after amicus curiae Harish Salve brought to the notice of the court that the stay was granted in October 2010 and the accused had been languishing in jail for over 10 years.

Mr. Salve submitted that of the nine cases, six ended in conviction. The pronouncement of judgment was stayed in the Gulberg Society case and in the British nationals killing and the Narora Gaon cases, as some more time was required to complete the trial.

Justice Dattu told Mr. Salve that the court had received letters from the Gulberg Society case accused that they had been in jail for more than 10 years.

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