Godhra death sentence: Get the names here

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Allahabad, Mar 1: The names of the 11 people who were given the death sentence are -

Hajib Bilal, Irfan Bhopa, Irfan Pataliya, Mehboob Chanda, Kalim Zarda, Ramzani Biniamin, Razzak Kurkur, Jabir Behra, Siraj Bala, Mehboob Lala and Hassan Lalu.

Those convicted are most likely to move the higher court. The court pointed out that they had played a very "active role" in the incident. They have been accused of acquiring petrol and other materials intended to burn down the particular coach. One person has also been charged with obstructing firefighters in reaching the burning coach, leading to the deadly casualty.

It will take time before the 900 pages of judgment will be further scrutinized and more details on the case revealed.

Godhra verdict delivers death sentence to 11
The fate of the 31 accused in the Godhra train burning incident has been pronounced by the special Allahabad court.

11 people among those convicted were given a death sentence and 20 others given a life sentence. They have been accused of planning and execution of the train burning. The incident led to the worst sort of communal riots India has ever seen. 

The names of the people who have been awarded the death sentence is still awaited.

The 31 people were convicted on various charges under the Indian Penal Code like IPC 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 120B(criminal conspiracy), IPC 147, 148 (rioting with deadly weapons), 323, 324,325,326 (causing hurt), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on religious grounds), sections under Indian Railways Act, Prevention of Damages to Public Property Act and Bombay Police Act.

While many were seeking a death sentence for all those accused that saw the cold blooded murder of 59 people who were in the S6 coach of the Sabarmati Express in 2002. Others were of the thought that the roles of the individuals in the train-burning incident need to be examined separately.

The court had also passed the verdict that there was "criminal conspiracy" involved. The court had earlier acquitted 63 people that also included alleged key conspirator Maulana Umarji.

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