Godhra riots cases reopened, 810 persons chargesheeted
Gujarat police have reopened Godhra riots cases and 810 accused have been chargesheeted following the Supreme Court’s direction.
In a written reply to a question raised by Congress member Farukh Sheikh, the state government has said that the Supreme Court, acting on a petition filed by some NGOs, had directed the state police to reopen 1958 cases of post-Godhra riots which were closed.
The government, in its reply, stated that 93 cases out of 1958 have been reopened while investigation process is underway in other cases.
In 2004, the apex court had directed the state to reopen cases which were closed and reinvestigate them by recording fresh statements of the witnesses and victims of large scale riots in the state.