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Cong tries to raise issue of SC order on Godhra

india Updated: Oct 23, 2008 14:30 IST

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Congress members on Thursday tried to raise in Rajya Sabha the issue of Supreme Court ruling that charges under POTA could not be brought against Godhra train carnage accused, but were not allowed to do so.

As soon as the House met for the day, Praveen Rashtrapal (Cong) raised the ruling of the Apex Court earlier this week.

He was, however, countered by BJP members particularly those from Gujarat.

As both sides traded charges and counter-charges, Chairman Hamid Ansari pleaded for the Question Hour to be taken up.

Order was soon restored in the House and the listed agenda was taken up.

The Apex Court had held that the findings of the state POTA Review Committee to drop charges against the train carnage accused under the repealed anti-terror law would be binding on the government and the designated court.