18 gets life imprisonment with Rs. 5,800 penalty whereas the other 5 are awarded with 7 years of jail with Rs. 3,800 of penalty in the Ode massacre during communal riots of 2002. 23 people were burnt alive in a house in Ode during the 200 Gujarat Massacre.
The court has also noted that these people did not have any criminal background except the massacre.
The defense lawyer said that they will challenge this verdict in the High Court.