Bilkis Bano case: SC refuses urgent hearing to convicted Gujarat cop

New Delhi, May 30: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the urgent hearing on a plea of Gujarat Police officer Ramabhai Bhagora seeking a stay on a Bombay High Court order convicting him in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case.

A vacation bench chaired by Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Deepak Gupta affirmed that there was “no urgency” as this case was one of the several 2002 Gujarat riot cases.

Bhagora’s counsel contended the bench that his client has already undergone the sentence and if conviction was not stayed then he would lose his job.

The Bombay High Court while convicting Bhagora along with some other accused had awarded the jail sentence that he has already undergone and imposed a fine of Rs 15,000.

 Wefornews Bureau

 

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