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Ahmedabad Crime Branch arrests Key Godhra accused from Malegaon

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Published on 13 July 2016 12:36 PM GMT

Ahmedabad Crime Branch arrests Key Godhra accused from Malegaon
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Ahemdabad: Imran Batuk alias Sheru, the prime accused in the 2002 Sabarmati Express Case, was arrested, on Wednesday, by the Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch. Batuk has been absconding since 2002 and was named in the case’s second chargesheet.

Batuk is accused of setting the coach S6 of Sabarmati Express on Fire at Godhra Railway Station in which as many as 59 people were killed, said JK Bhatt, the Joint Commissioner of Police.

He stated that his name was mentioned in the second chargesheet of Special Investigation Team appointed by the Supreme Court

The incident:

· On February 27, 2002, a coach of the Sabarmati Express was set on fire at Godhra railway station.

· The incident triggered widespread communal riots in the state.

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