Gujarat ATS arrests mastermind of 2002 Godhra case

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Published on: 18 May 2016 11:39 AM GMT
Gujarat ATS arrests mastermind of 2002 Godhra case
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Ahemdabad: In a major breakthrough the Gujarat anti-terrorist squad on Wednesday nabbed Farooq Bhana, the mastermind of the infamous '2002 Sabarmati Express train-burning incident', fourteen years after the Godhra case.

The anti-terrorist squad Officials said that Bhana will be handed over to the Special Investigation Team (SIT), appointed by the Supreme Court, to investigate the case.

The Godhra case:

  • The train burning incident took place on February 27, 2002 killing more than 60 people.
  • The incident led to widespread riots in various parts of the state.

Statements by Anti-terrorist squad (ATS):

  • SP Himanshu Shukla said that Farooq Bhana, an ex corporator of Godhra municipality, was arrested from Kalol in Panchmahal district.
  • Officials said that Bhana is allegedly the main conspirator who had held a meeting at Aman guest house in Phoolan Bazar, adjacent to Godhra railway station.
  • “Bhana had told in the meeting that the Sabarmati Express will be late and instead of 2 AM it would reach at 7 AM,” ATS officials said.

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