Life sentence should have been given to all convicts: Zakia Jafri

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Ahmedabad, June 17: Voicing dissatisfaction over the court verdict in the Gulberg massacre case, Zakia Jafri, the wife of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri, on Friday said life sentence should have been awarded to all the convicts.

However, her son Tanvi Jafri said there was definitely "some sense of closure" at the convictions but it would have to be seen why some of the accused were not convicted.

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"We will definitely contest in the High Court some of the acquittals," he said.

Zakia, the wife of the former MP, clearly expressed her "dissatisfaction" with the verdict saying that she had seen the violent crime and felt that "life sentence should have been awarded to all the accused and not some of them."

Tanvi said a message should go out to the nation that the law will not tolerate such things.

"We all know, the massacre was one of the harshest things that happened to the victims. The message should go to the nation that this country, the legal system, will not tolerate such things, he added.

Tanvi also felt that there was strong evidence in favour of a conspiracy angle in the Gulberga case like the incident at Naroda Patiya. Former SIT chief R K Raghavan who had probed the incident, welcomed the judgement. However, he said he was yet to see the copy of the order.

PTI

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