Indian Court acquits 36 in 2002 Gujarat riots case under CM Modi Government
NEW DELHI: Indian court acquitted 36 accused of Gujarat massacre after lack of evidence that killed 69 Muslims who sheltered in a residential complex.
Judge PB Desai acquitted 36 after lack of evidence but also convicted 24 others that was welcomed by victims and their families.
The trial continued for more than one year and 300 witnesses gave evidence during the trial.
The violence started after the death of 59 Hindu pilgrims in a train incident which killed more than 1,000 people at the time when Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat.
This was one of the worst religious violence since Indo-Pak partition in 1947.