The Gujarat High Court has designated nine judges for as many special court to carry out the trial in the 2002 post-Godhra riot cases being probed by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), High Court officials said in Ahmedabad on Friday.
The High Court, in an order issued in this regard as per the SC judgement delivered early this month, has designated nine special courts, one for each case, which will become operational soon, they said.
Out of the nine special courts four will be in Ahmedabad, two each in Mehsana and Anand, and one in Himmatnagar of Sabarkantha district.
According to the Court's order, additional sessions judge P R Patel has been designated to conduct the trial in the Godhra train carnage case which will be held in the premises of the Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad.
Judge S H Vora and additional sessions Judge Jyotsna Yagnik will be presiding over the trial of Naroda Gam and Naroda Patiya cases respectively.
For the Gulburg society case, where Congress ex-MP Ehsan Jaffery was killed during the riots, Judge B U Joshi has been designated as judge for the special court.
For the two cases in Mehsana district -- Dipda Darwaja and Sardarpura -- the Court has designated Judge B N Kariya and Judge S C Srivastava respectively.