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Live: Hearing in Gulbarg Case Adjourned Till Thursday, Defence Seeks Time | June 6, 2016, 1:55 PM IST
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A special SIT court, which had on June 2 convicted 24 accused in the Gulbarg society massacre case, is expected to pronounce the quantum of sentence on Monday.

On June 2, 24 people were convicted while 36 others were acquitted in the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre case. Although no one has been convicted under the charges of conspiracy (IPC Section 120 B) but out of 24 convicts, 11 have been found guilty of murder (Section 302) and 13 have been convicted for lesser offences.
Jun 6, 2016 1:55 pm (IST)

Gulbarg massacre case hearing adjourned till Thursday. Defence advocates seek more time to argue.

Jun 6, 2016 1:19 pm (IST)

Sources says the quantum of punishment is unlikely to be announced today.

Jun 6, 2016 12:34 pm (IST)

"Those convicted under Section 436 also can be sentenced to life. Given the circumstances of this case, life imprisonment should be awarded and victims should also be granted compensation under the provisions of Section 357 of CrPC," argues Vora.

Section 436 says: Mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc.—Whoever commits mischief by fire or any explosive substance, intending to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby cause, the destruction of any build­ing which is ordinarily used as a place of worship or as a human dwelling or as a place for the custody of property, shall be punished with 1[imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Jun 6, 2016 12:33 pm (IST)

SM Vora, the lawyer for Gulbarg massacre victims, argued that since all 24 have been convicted under Section 149 so they should be granted maximum punishment since there is common intent

Jun 6, 2016 11:55 am (IST)

Rarest of rare crime requires to meet three criteria -- 1) Crime rate. It's a crime against members of community. 2) Aggravated circumstances. 3) Mitigating circumstances. There is no possibility of reforming or rehabilitation accused.. The rarest of rare case has been established. If capital punishment in accordance with law is not given, then all accused should be given life imprisonment, which means imprisonment until death: Public Prosecutor Kodekar argues in court.

Jun 6, 2016 11:53 am (IST)

"All murders were committed in broad daylight and in cold blooded manner. The only fault attributed to victims is that they belonged to the minority community. There were 19 houses in Gulbarg and almost all houses lost a member or more. Of the recovered bodies, 20 were women and six children. Of those who went missing, there were 14 women and eight children," says the public prosecutor.

Jun 6, 2016 11:49 am (IST)

The public prosecutor says, "This is a case of mass murder and exemplary punishment should be meted out."

Jun 6, 2016 11:47 am (IST)

The magnitude and gravity of crime is extremely heinous. Many of victims were roasted alive and without provocation, many including women and children were killed and burnt: Kodekar

Jun 6, 2016 11:45 am (IST)

Special Public Prosecutor RC Kodekar says since Section 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object has been proven beyond reasonable doubt against all convicts, they all should be treated on par and all should be convicted for murder.

Jun 6, 2016 11:01 am (IST)

The prosecution is likely to seek capital punishment for the 11 convicted who were charged with murder, while the lawyer of victims may seek life imprisonment for them.

Jun 6, 2016 11:01 am (IST)

A special SIT court, which had on June 2 convicted 24 accused in the Gulbarg society massacre case, is expected to pronounce the quantum of sentence on Monday.

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