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Bilkis Bano case convicts get shock from Supreme Court, will not get time to surrender – India TV Hindi

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Bilkis Bano.

The Supreme Court has given a big verdict in the Bilkis Bano case. The court has rejected the petition seeking additional time for the culprits to surrender. Let us tell you that just a few days ago, the Supreme Court had canceled the state government’s decision to grant remission to the convicts in the Bilkis Bano case. The convicts were asked to surrender before the jail authorities by January 21 but three convicts had sought time from the court to surrender.

The government had released

Riots broke out in Gujarat after the Godhra train fire. During this time Bilkis Bano was raped. In this case, the Gujarat government had given remission of sentence to all the convicts on 15 August 2022 and they were released. However, on January 8, the Supreme Court canceled the state government’s decision to grant remission to 11 convicts in this case and directed to send the culprits to jail within two weeks.

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Bilkis Bane was gang-raped during the 2002 riots. Seven members of his family were also murdered. In the same case, the state government had reduced the sentence of 11 convicts, which the Supreme Court rejected and issued a new order. The bench had said that the Gujarat government’s order for remission of sentence was passed without thinking.

Gujarat government did not have the right to release

While canceling the sentence of the convicts, the Supreme Court made it clear that only the state where a criminal is tried and sentenced has the right to decide on the petition for remission of sentence of the convicts. The culprits were prosecuted by Maharashtra. The bench said, ‘We do not need to look at other issues. The rule of law has been violated because the Gujarat government used powers it did not have and abused its power.

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