Reacting to the judement, Zakia Jafri, wife of Ehsan Jafri, expressed disappointment over the Gulbarg Society massacre verdict, saying all of them should have been punished because they killed people and destroyed their property.
“I saw them doing so with my own eyes,” she said, adding as a woman she does not have the courage to demand capital punishment but they should get stringent punishment.
Her son Tanvir Jafri said he would consult lawyers on how 36 others were acquitted before deciding their next strategy. Tanvir expressed surprise how only 24 people were convicted when a mob of 400 were involved in the rioting.
He said it was a tough time for the family, neighbours and other residents of the society who had to approach the highest court for the legal fight.
Congress corporator Meghsinh Chaudhari and K G Erda, then police inspector of the area under which the Gulberg Society was located, are among those acquitted.