Gulbarg Massacre Case: Judgement Date to be Announced on 13 June

More delay in the pronouncement of punishment for those accused in the Gulbarg massacre.

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The ancestral home of Zakia Jafri,  at the Gulbarg Society. (Photo: Reuters)

The hearing in the Gulbarga society massacre case was completed on Friday. The judgement date – when the quantum of the punishment will be announced – will be decided on Monday.

The Ahmedabad court started hearing arguments prior to sentencing on 6 June. The defence lawyer has appealed for a second chance for the convicts, on the grounds of a clean criminal record. Bhardwaj has also pleaded that eight of the witnesses could not identify the convicts, demanding minimum punishment.

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Earlier, the court had adjourned the hearing till 9 June as two-and-a-half-hour arguments on quantum of sentence remained inconclusive on 6 June. The quantum of punishment remained unannounced on 9 and 10 June.

On 2 June, the trial court had found 24 persons guilty in the case involving brutal massacre of 69 persons including a former parliamentarian Ehsan Jafri on 28 February 2002.

  • Special court pronounced its verdict in Gulbarg Society massacre case on 3 June.
  • Of the 66 accused, 24 convicted, 36 acquitted, 6 died before verdict.
  • Eleven of those convicted charged with murder; remaining 13 convicted of other charges.
  • The court decrees no evidence of criminal conspiracy, drops Section 120 B of IPC.

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