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Did Gujarat Govt consult GoI in Bilkis Bano rape case, asks P Chidambaram

A screen grab of the video shows the eleven convicts being felicitated, as Hindu men touch their feet, offer sweets, and conducted a tilak ceremony in Gujarat.

New Delhi: Former Home Minister of India P Chidambaram has questioned the remission of sentence in the Bilkis Bano case and said that when the CBI was the prosecuting agency did the Gujarat government consult the government of India.

Chidambaram in a tweet said on Thursday, “The settled position of law is that in a case where the prosecuting agency was the CBI, the state government is obliged to consult the central government before granting remission of sentence.”

He said the obvious questions that arose were “did the Government of Gujarat consult the Central government? and Next, what was the view of the central government?”

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