‘The message is obvious’: Owaisi slams PM as 11 convicts in Bilkis Bano gang rape case stroll free

2022-08-15 23:56:53

'The message is clear': Owaisi slams PM as 11 convicts in
Picture Supply : PTI ‘The message is obvious’: Owaisi slams PM as 11 convicts in Bilkis Bano gang rape case stroll free

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi after all of the eleven convicts sentenced to life imprisonment for the 2002 post-Godhra Bilkis Bano gang rape and homicide of seven members of her household walked out of Godhra sub-jail after the Gujarat authorities allowed their launch beneath its remission coverage. 

The Hyderabad MP took to Twitter to revoke the PM’s Independence Day speech and mentioned, “That is BJP’s model of AZADI KA AMRIT.” 

“People who find themselves GUILTY of a heinous crime have been given freedom. BJP’s bias for a faith is such that even brutal rape & hate crimes are forgivable. Will BJP-Shinde Maha govt type committee to contemplate Rubina Memon’s remission too?” he requested.

A particular Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court docket in Mumbai on January 21, 2008, sentenced the eleven accused to life imprisonment on the cost of gang rape and homicide of seven members of Bilkis Bano’s household. Their conviction was later upheld by the Bombay Excessive Court docket.

These convicts had served greater than 15 years in jail after which one among them approached the Supreme Court docket with a plea for his untimely launch.


The apex court docket had directed the Gujarat authorities to look into the problem of remission of his sentence following which the federal government shaped a committee, mentioned Panchmahals Collector Sujal Mayatra, who headed the panel.

These convicts had served greater than 15 years in jail after which one among them approached the Supreme Court docket with a plea for his untimely launch.

The apex court docket had directed the Gujarat authorities to look into the problem of remission of his sentence following which the federal government shaped a committee, mentioned Panchmahals Collector Sujal Mayatra, who headed the panel.

The Bilkis Bano gang rape 

After the violence erupted following the burning of a Sabarmati Specific coach that killed 59 ‘karsevaks ‘on February 27, 2002, Bilkis Bano, who was five-month pregnant at the moment, fled her village together with her toddler daughter and 15 others.

On March 3, they took shelter in a area when a mob of 20-30 folks armed with sickles, swords and sticks attacked them and Bilkis Bano was gang raped, whereas seven members of her household have been killed. Six different members managed to run away.

Given the outrage over the incident, the Supreme Court docket ordered a CBI probe.

The accused within the case have been arrested in 2004.

The trial started in Ahmedabad. Nonetheless, after Bilkis Bano expressed apprehensions that witnesses may very well be harmed and the proof collected by the CBI tampered with, the Supreme Court docket transferred the case to Mumbai in August 2004.

The particular CBI court docket on January 21, 2008, sentenced the eleven accused to life imprisonment on the cost of gang rape and homicide of seven members of Bilkis Bano’s household.

They have been convicted on prices of conspiring to rape a pregnant lady, homicide and illegal meeting beneath the Indian Penal Code.

The particular court docket acquitted seven different accused for need of proof. One of many accused had died through the trial.

In its 2018 order upholding the conviction of the accused individuals, the Bombay Excessive Court docket put aside the acquittal of seven individuals. The Supreme Court docket, in April 2019, directed the Gujarat authorities to pay Rs 50 lakh compensation, a job, and a home to Bilkis Bano.

The 11 convicts who have been granted untimely launch are Jaswantbhai Nai, Govindbhai Nai, Shailesh Bhatt, Radhesham Shah, Bipin Chandra Joshi, Kesarbhai Vohania, Pradeep Mordhiya, Bakabhai Vohania, Rajubhai Soni, Mitesh Bhatt, and Ramesh Chandana.

Considered one of them, Radheshyam Shah, had approached the Gujarat Excessive Court docket looking for remission of the sentence beneath sections 432 and 433 of the Code of Prison Process.

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