Sardarpura case: 14 convicts get bail, Supreme Court orders social service

New Delhi: Supreme Court has granted bail to 14 convicts in the Sardarpura village case of year 2002 riots in North Gujarat. A Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde granted bail to the convicts and asked them to do social service during the duration of the bail and not enter the State of Gujarat.

The convicts also have to participate in social and spiritual services, said the court, announcing the riders for bail.

District legal authorities in Indore and Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh have been asked to ensure that the convicts do the spiritual and social work the court has asked for.

The Supreme Court has asked the administration to find them work for livelihood. The state legal services authority has been asked to file a compliance report as also report on their conduct.

The case is related to 33 deaths during communal riot at Sardarpura village in North Gujarat.

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