20 Mar 2019

2002 Godhra incident: Yakub Pataliya sentenced to life imprisonment

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2002 Godhra incident: Yakub Pataliya sentenced to life imprisonment
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Trisha Rathore

Trisha Rathore

Asked on 20 March, 2019

Who is Yakub Pataliya?

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Yakub Pataliya was part of the mob which attacked Sabarmati Express in Godhra on February 27, 2002. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by a special SIT court.

Shreyas Chopra

Shreyas Chopra

Asked on 20 March, 2019

What is the Godhra incident?

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The Sabarmati Express, which was returning from Ayodhya, was torched at Godhra station in 2002. 59 people, mostly karsewaks, died in the carnage.

Abhinav Trivedi

Abhinav Trivedi

Asked on 20 March, 2019

What happened after Godhra incident?

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Godhra incident sparked state-wide riots in Gujarat in which nearly 1000 people died.

Paridhi Yadav

Paridhi Yadav

Asked on 20 March, 2019

When did investigation into Godhra incident begin?

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The investigation began in 2009, seven years after the incident.