The Supreme Court is hearing a petition challenging the decision of the Gujarat government to grant remission to 11 convicts who had gangraped Bilkis Bano and murdered her family members during the 2002 Godhra riots.The case is being heard by a three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana, Justice Ajay Rastogi and Vikram Nath.Bano was gangraped during the 2002 riots and her three-year-old-daughter was among twelve people killed by a mob in Limkheda taluka of Dahod district in Gujarat.The Supreme Court had ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the case after Bano approached National Human Rights Commission.When Bano complained of death threats by the accused, the apex court in 2004 directed the trial to be transferred from Godhra in Gujarat to Maharashtra.In January 2008, a Special CBI Court convicted thirteen accused, out of which eleven were sentenced life imprisonment on the charge of gangrape and murder.In May 2017, the conviction order was upheld by the Bombay High Court.In 2019, the Supreme Court also directed the State of Gujarat to provide ₹50 lakh compensation to Bano.The Gujarat government, however, allowed the remission plea of the convicts this year leading to the present plea.Live updates from the hearing below..Hearing begins..Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal: Please see the petition... large number of lives were lost in communal riots.. even in Limkheda village of Dahod district. Arson looting and violence took place. Bano and Shamin with others were escaping.. Shamim delivered a child...Sr Adv Sibal: When the group of 25 people saw the prosecutrix and others escape.. they said musalmaano ko maaro. 3-year-old child head was smashed to the ground, pregnant was raped. What is judicial review in context of remission..Justice Ajay Rastogi: The question is under Gujarat Rules, are the convicts entitled for remission or not?.Justice Rastogi: We have to see whether there was application of mind in this case while granting remission. Are you saying remission cannot be granted? Sr Adv Sibal: We only want to see if application of mind was there...CJI Ramana: I am not party to the judgment earlier. I have seen somewhere that court has granted permission to release the people. .Respondent: These are all third parties and when adverse orders are to be passed we are not made a party.. CJI Ramana: There is a policy decision.. Justice Rastogi: There is a statute by government of India..CJI Ramana: We are issuing notice. Counsel for accused: We can be re-arrested and we are not a party to the case. Prayer is against us. CJI Ramana: Why have you not made them a party?Sr Adv Sibal: We are assailing state decision. Ok, we will implead them..CJI Ramana: Issue notice. File your reply. We direct the 11 convicts to be impleaded in the case..Matter ends.