A Special Investigative Team (SIT) on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to Convict Yakkub Pattadiya in connection with the 2002 Godhra train burning case.
Three others were acquitted by the court.
Yakkub Pattadiya, one of the most wanted accused in the 2002 Sabarmati Express burnig case, was on the loose for 16 years and arrested in January, 2018 by Gujarat Police.
Pattadiya is accused of being a part of the mob that torched the coaches of Sabarmati Express near Godhra railway station on February 27, 2002, killing 59 kar sevaks and triggering state-wide riots.
The SIT court in August, 2018 had sentenced two other accused to life imprisonment while three others were acquitted by the court.
On February 27, 2002, a date that would change the history of Gujarat forever, coach S-6 of the Sabarmati Express went up in flames, killing all 59 occupants, most of them kar sevaks returning from Ayodhya.