What did the Supreme Court say in Bilkis Bano case?

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Jan 08, 2024

SC quashes Gujarat govt decision

The SC on Monday overturned the Gujarat government's decision to release the 11 men who raped Bilkis Bano and killed her family during 2002 riots

The Supreme Court hit out at the Gujarat government and ordered all 11 rapists to surrender in 2 weeks

'Gujarat government was not the appropriate government to pass the remission order as the trial was held in Maharashtra'

'Criminals can be released only by the state where they are tried. The exemption order lacks competence'

'The rule of law must be preserved unmindful of the ripples of the consequences.'

'Can heinous crimes against women permit remission? These are the issue which arise'

Bench: ''The Supreme Court order dated May 2022 was obtained through fraudulent means and suspension of facts.'

'There was no direction from this court to the Gujarat government to consider remission. This is a fraud act.'