A special court of Anand has convicted 23 of the 47 people accused in the case; 23 have been acquitted in the ode massacre which took place followed by Godhra riots. A mob killed 23 Muslims, including three children, in the Ode village of Gujarat’s Anand district in 2002. Sentence will be announced on April 12.
The Ode massacre was one among the nine post-Godhra riot cases that was investigated by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court.
There were 158 witnesses in the case, 35 turned hostile; more than 150 evidences were produced in the court against accused.