Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court is all set to announce its judgement in the 2002 Godhra train carnage case today. The incident takes the lives of nearly 59 people when the S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express was set on fire at the Godhra Railway Station on February 27, 2002.
The frightening train attack had led to pervasive clashes in Gujarat in which more than 1,000 people were died.
A special court had detained nearly 31 persons in February year 2011 as they were suspected for planning the train torching incident. Among 31 accused, nearly eleven were issued death penalty, on the other hand, 20 received life term.
The Special Investigation Team assumed that Maulvi Saeed Umarji played big role in planning the Godhra train burning case. Later, he was released by the special court. The judgement was confronted by the state government and the prisoners ahead of the Gujarat High Court on April 6, 2011.
Several pilgrims involving 1,700 karsevaks had boarded the Sabarmati Express train on February 25. It was heading towards Ahmedabad.
Sabarmati Express train was nearly four hours late on February 27 and it halted at Godhra. When train began again at the station, the culprit pulled the chains in front of the Godhra railway station.
Later, the driver of the train affirmed that the chains had been drawn several times so as to discontinue the train.
Following the train was halted, nearly 2,000 people holding weapons and petrol targeted the train. They even pelted stone on train. Moreover, they closed the doors of the S6 coach from outer, dispense petrol within and set it ablaze.
The cops probe disclosed Aman Guest house owner Abdul Razak Kurkur had set 60-litre patrol ahead of the issue.