Supreme Court quashes remission granted to 11 men convicted in Bilkis Bano gang rape case


A Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice B.V. Nagarathna has quashed the remission granted to 11 convicts sentenced to life in the Bilkis Bano gang rape and murder case, saying that the Gujarat government is not the competent authority to grant remission. The court directed all the convicts to report before the jail authorities within two weeks. The verdict was pronounced while hearing a batch of pleas challenging Gujarat government’s decision to prematurely release 11 men sentenced to life

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