11 convicts released in Bilkis Bano rape case greeted with garlands at Hindu right-wing office in Gujarat

A screen grab of the video shows the convicts being greeted with garlands at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad office.

Gujarat: Eleven convicts in the Bilkis Bano rape case, released from jail under the Gujarat government’s remission policy, were greeted with garlands at the Hindu right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad office, India Today reported.

All the 11 convicts sentenced to life imprisonment in the 2002 post-Godhra Bilkis Bano gang rape case walked out of the Godhra sub-jail after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy.

The 11 accused- Radheshyam shah, Jaswant Chaturbhai Nai, Keshubhai Vadaniya, Bakabhai Vadaniya, Rajibhai Soni, Rameshbhai Chauhan, Shaileshbhai Bhatt, Bipin Chandra Joshi, Govindbhai Nai, Mitesh Bhatt, Pradip Modhiya- walked out of jail on Monday.

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