Sabarmati Express

  • Cong lambastes Gill for giving clean chit to Modi in post-Godhra riots November 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after former Punjab DGP KPS Gill said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi cannot be blamed for the riots that following the burning of a Sabarmati Express train bogie near Godhra station resulting in the death of several Hindu karsewaks, the Congress as well as riots victim...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar backs Modi, says time to shed the baggage of 2002 June 20, 2013

    Panaji: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has backed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying that it's time to shed the baggage of 2002 riots. "I don't think it is wise for us to hold onto something that happened in 2002. He was a new Chief Minister then, so he was...
  • Nitish deferred probe into Godhra carnage to save Modi: Lalu April 18, 2013

    Patna: Refusing to buy Nitish Kumar's argument absolving himself of the Godhra tragedy, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday accused him of closing the Railways' probe in the train burning incident to suit the interest of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "Nitish as Railway Minister had closed...
  • Shiv Sena asks BJP to clear its stand on PM candidate April 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Wednesday asked the BJP leadership to clear its stand on the issue of its prime ministerial candidate and demanded that a meeting of the NDA be convened soon. The BJP ally, however, gave a clean chit to Gujarat CM Narendra Modi over the Gujarat riots, but...
  • Guj riots: Minorities Comm summons IPS officers March 11, 2012

    Ahmedabad: National Commission for Minorities has summoned some former and serving Gujarat IPS officers in connection with the alleged destruction of crucial records pertaining to the 2002 Godhra riots cases. The Commission has directed IPS officers Sanjiv Bhatt (now suspended), Rahul Sharma and former State Intelligence Bureau Chief RB Sreekumar to...
  • Godhra: 11 get death, 20 life; parties to move HC March 1, 2011

    Ahmedabad: A week after the 31 accused were held guilty of conspiring and setting the S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express on fire in Feburary 2002 and killing 59 people, mainly kar sewaks, the special court in Ahmedabad's Sabarmati Jail on Tuesday handed the death penalty to 11, while 20 other...
  • Godhra: 9 years lost, acquitted men wonder why February 23, 2011

    Godhra: After nine years, 63 persons freed from all the charges in the Godhra train burning case can now walk free. All of them were brought to Godhra where they were welcomed by either relatives at around midnight on Tuesday. "I was in hell for nine years. Now, I am in...
  • Godhra: Victim's find verdict disappointing February 22, 2011

    Victims say nine years is too long for justice and they are not satisfied with the verdict. ...
  • Godhra verdict: not guilty, yet punished February 22, 2011

    Godhra: Nine years after coach number six of the Sabarmati Express went up in flames killing 59 people. Sixty three people have been acquitted including Maulana Umarjee. He is accused of being the mastermind behind the train burning. In Godhra, his son Saeed said the courts have finally delivered justice...
  • Godhra riot verdict: conspiracy behind burning February 22, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Nine years after the Sabarmati Express burned on the railways tracks of Godhra, it was finally time for the verdict on what happened on the February 27, 2002. Who was responsible for the death of 59 kar sewaks and an incident that led to the enormous riots in Gujarat. The...
  • Timeline of Godhra train carnage case February 22, 2011

    Ahmedabad: The timeline of events related to the 2002 Godhra train carnage case in Gujarat: Feb 27, 2002: 59 people killed as mob attacks S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express - en route from Ayodhya to Ahmedabad -- near Godhra railway station in Gujarat. May 22, 2002: First chargesheet filed by investigation...
  • 31 convicted in Godhra train burning case February 22, 2011

    Godhra: A Sessions Court at the Sabarmati Central Jail in Ahmedabad on Tuesday delivered the crucial judgement in the Godhra train fire of 2002, convicting 31 people and acquitting 63 others. The verdict was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge PR Patel, who convicted 31 people of criminal conspiracy in the...
  • Godhra case: 9-year wait for justice to end February 22, 2011

    Godhra: Both the families of those killed in the Sabarmati Express fire, and those in jail for last nine years, on suspicions of setting the train on fire eagerly await the verdict. It's nine years since Sharifa Dhantiya waiting for her husband Abdul Rehman to return from jail - since the...
  • Verdict on 2002 Godhra train burning case today February 22, 2011

    Godhra: A special court will deliver the crucial judgement in the Godhra train fire of 2002, on Tuesday. The big questions that will be answered include whether the coach was set on fire in cold blood, or whether it was an accident. The truth about what happened on February 27,...
  • Apex court clears way for verdicts in Guj riot cases October 26, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the verdict in the Sabarmati train burning case, which was followed by the Gujarat riots in 2002. The apex court has also vacated its stay on judgments in seven other major Gujarat riot cases excluding the Gulbarg society case. Finally, it’s...
  • Hope for Godhra accused as POTA charge dropped February 27, 2009

    Ahmedabad: It has been exactly seven years since the tragic train burning incident at Godhra. But now those arrested under charges of POTA have something to cheer about as the Supreme Court and Gujarat High Court have ordered that Godhra was not an act of terror. Rehana Sheikh's husband Anwar Sheikh...
  • Nanavati panel, Gujarat HC divided on Godhra killings February 15, 2009

    Ahmedabad: The two-members Commission of Inquiry comprising Justice GT Nanavati and Justice Akshay H Mehta popularly known as the Nanavati Commission and Gujarat High court are divided over the Sabarmati Express carnage of 2002 at Godhra in which 57 karsevaks were burnt to death. While the Commission has said that...
  • Nanavati report loophole, blaze theory under cloud October 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The Nanavati Commission's findings on Godhra said that 140 litres of petrol were poured into the S6 compartment of Sabarmati Express to set it on fire at the Godhra railway station. However, official injury reports of 70 survivors of the coach S6 fire show that most burn injuries were...
  • Nanavati defends Godhra report, says his job done September 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Justice G T Nanavati, who led the commission probing the burning of the Sabarmati Express in 2002 at Godhra, has defended his report, which says that the blaze was “pre-planned”. Nanavati refused to comment on the U C Banerjee Committee report, which had said that burning of the train...
  • BJP welcomes Nanavati Commission’s report September 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Terming it as "most extensive, exhaustive and scientific", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday welcomed the Justice (retd) Nanavati Commission's report, which found that the train burning tragedy at Godhra in 2002 was a well-planned conspiracy. “Justice Nanavati's report is the most extensive, exhaustive and scientific report on...
  • Nanavati report aimed at giving poll mileage to BJP: Cong September 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The first part of the Nanavati Commission report, concluding that the Godhra train fire tragedy of 2002 was pre-planned, was tabled in the Gujarat assembly Thursday only to "give political mileage" to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress said Thursday. “It is very...
  • Tabling Godhra report may be contempt of SC: Teesta September 25, 2008

    Mumbai: The Gujarat government's tabling on Thursday of the first part of the Justice Nanavati Commission's report on the Godhra train fire might be in contempt of court as a Supreme Court-appointed team was probing the matter, human rights activist Teesta Setalvad said. She pointed out that the Special Investigation Team...
  • Godhra timeline: From burning train to burning state September 25, 2008

    Gandhinagar: The first part of the report by the Nanavati Commission — headed by Justice (Retd) G T Nanavati and having as member Justice (Retd) Akshay Mehta — to investigate the Godhra train burning of 2002 that led to statewide riots was Thursday made public. Here's a quick look at...
  • Bilkis wants assurance of safety from Guj govt January 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Years after Bilkis Bano's traumatic ordeal when she was gang-raped in her village of Devgarh Barhi after the Godhra riots, she requested the Gujarat government to offer her and her family the assurance of security. "I and my family members are still living in fear. It is the duty...
  • Godhra, still recovering from the shock in 2007 December 10, 2007

    Naroda Patiya in Gujarat witnessed the worst communal violence in 2002. Each house in this place has a different story to tell. These people keep smiling faces, however, they have not managed to recover from the shock. For them it is a matter of battling the entire political process of...