Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

NEW DELHI: In response to PILs filed by human rights and social activists seeking cancellation of the remission of 11 life sentences who were convicted of killing 14 people and gang raping women, including bilkis bathroomDuring the post-Godhra riots of 2002, one of the convicted beneficiaries told the Supreme Court on Saturday that the petitions were speculative and politically motivated and should be dismissed at exemplary cost.
In a response filed through attorney Rishi Malhotra, Radheysham Bhagwandas said that the PIL petitioners were in no way connected with this case and maintained that the SC had held, in numerous verdicts, that a total stranger to the prosecution had no ‘ locus standi’ in criminal matters. issues and you have no right to file a petition.
He said it would be “unsafe and dangerous” to allow a third party to challenge the decision against him.

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