Case of Bilkis Bano: Supreme Court will rule on Monday on Appeals Against Reduction of Convicts’ Sentences

This coming Monday, the Supreme Court will rule on a number of petitions contesting the remission given to Bilkis Bano Gangrape convicts.

The decision was reserved in October of last year by a division bench consisting of Justices BV Nagarathna and Ujjal Bhuyan.

Following a Supreme Court ruling in May 2022 that held that the remission policy of the State where the crime occurred shall apply on convicts undergoing sentences rather than where the trial was held for the same, the 11 convicts in the case involving the horrific gang rape of Bano and the murder of her family members during the 2002 Gujarat riots were freed early.

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