Those acquitted in Godhra case released from jail

Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (PTI) All the 63 persons acquitted inthe 2002 Godhra train burning case were released this eveningfrom the Sabarmati Central Jail here.

"All the 63 persons, acquitted by the special courttoday, have been released from the Sabarmati Central Jail andare on their way to Godhra," defence lawyer Irfan Pathan toldPTI.

According to the procedure, they were first handed overto the city police by the jail authorities; and police wouldbe taking them back to their hometown. They would be allowedto go after completing formalities such as panchnama.

Special Judge P R Patel today found 31 persons guilty inthe Godhra train burning case for criminal conspiracy andmurder, while acquitting 63 other accused.

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