Godhra case: Suspected accused detained, questioned

Last Updated: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 21:52

Ahmedabad: A man suspected to be one of
the 16 absconding accused in the 2002 Godhra train burning
case was detained last night, Panchmahal district police said
here Thursday.

"One Ismail Chunga was detained late last night from
Godhra and we are verifying the identity of the man as there
was some confusion with regard to his name," Panchmahal
Superintendent of Police J R Mothaliya said.

Chunga was being questioned and other details given by
him were being verified, he added.

On March 1, a Special Court hearing the case had
awarded capital punishment for 11 and life term for 20 others
out of 31 convicted of criminal conspiracy and murder in the
Godhra train burning case where 59 person had died when the S6
coach of Sabarmati Express was set on fire by a mob on
February 27, 2002. PTI Ahmedabad, Mar 3 (PTI) A man suspected to be one of
the 16 absconding accused in the 2002 Godhra train burning
case was detained last night, Panchmahal district police said
here today.

"One Ismail Chunga was detained late last night from
Godhra and we are verifying the identity of the man as there
was some confusion with regard to his name," Panchmahal
Superintendent of Police J R Mothaliya said.

Chunga was being questioned and other details given by
him were being verified, he added.

On March 1, a Special Court hearing the case had
awarded capital punishment for 11 and life term for 20 others
out of 31 convicted of criminal conspiracy and murder in the
Godhra train burning case where 59 person had died when the S6
coach of Sabarmati Express was set on fire by a mob on
February 27, 2002.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 21:52

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