The Supreme Court Thursday granted bail to Farook one of the thirty-one convicts in the Godhra train burning of February 2002 which led to the communal riots in Gujarat. .A bench of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha said that the convict has been behind bars for 17 long years and that his role was of pelting stones at the train. "Granting bail. It has been 17 long years. Appeal against conviction pending before top court," the bench said.The Court also accepted the request by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the State of Gujarat, to list all appeals for final hearing including appeals filed by the State for enhancement of sentence. .On February 27, 2002, four coaches of the Sabarmati Express carrying pilgrims returning from Ayodhya, were set on fire by a Muslim mob. This had triggered widespread riots in Gujarat resulting in the death of more than 2,000. More than 100 people were arrested and tried in relation to the train burning incident.The trial court in February 2011 convicted 31 and acquitted 63. 11 of them were given death sentence while the remaining 20 were given life imprisonment.Subsequently, on appeal, the Gujarat High Court in October 2017 upheld the conviction of all but commuted the death sentence of the 11 to life imprisonment. .Appeals against conviction were filed before the apex court and are still pending.