A month after the Supreme Court docket ordered that the 11 males convicted of raping Bilkis Bano and killing her household through the 2002 riots should return to jail, the Gujarat authorities has approached the courtroom and sought the elimination of some “opposed” feedback made in opposition to it within the judgment.
In its order on January 8, the Supreme Court docket bench of Justices BV Nagarathna and Ujjal Bhuyan had noticed that “State of Gujarat has acted on the premise of the route issued by this Court docket however opposite to the letter and spirit of regulation” and “acted in tandem and was complicit with” one of many convicts within the case who had performed a fraud on the courtroom and misrepresented or suppressed materials information.
Within the Might 2022 order, primarily based on a petition by convict Radheshyam Shah, the Supreme Court docket had directed the Gujarat authorities to think about his remission utility underneath its remission coverage. Complying with that order, the courtroom had remarked in January, “may be stated to be an occasion of usurpation of energy and abuse of discretion”.
Stating that it had adopted an order of the Supreme Court docket itself, the Gujarat authorities has stated in its evaluate petition that it was “sure to conform” because it was a celebration to the case.