Citizens for Justice and Peace

Sardapura Brief

01, Mar 2002


Sardarpur Massacre,
Vijapur Police Station Area, Mehsana District


Date                        Night of March 1-2, 2002

Time                       9 p.m. to 4 a.m


Thirty Three
Persons including women and Children were roasted alive by a mob
that had made Shaikh Mohalla, Sardarpur Village a target of attack.
Witnesses from nearby Pathan Mohalla and others watched. Police has
been accused of utter complicity in failing to protect lives and
thereafter subverting investigation.


Criminal Case No.275/2002 arising out of F.I.R. No. 46/2002 dated
28.2.2002 of Police Station Bijaypur, pending in the Court of
Sessions Judge, Mehsana, Gujarat (titled State v Patel Rameshbhai
Kanjibhai & Ors) CR 45/2002 and 46/2002 lodged by one PSI Rathod


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