Gyaneshwari train accident suspect surrenders

An alleged Maoist, Jiten Giri, suspected to be involved in the May 28 Gyaneshwari train disaster which left 148 passengers dead, has surrendered at the Jhargram court in West Midnapore district.

Updated: Jul 27, 2010, 18:27 PM IST

Jhargram (WB): An alleged Maoist, Jiten
Giri, suspected to be involved in the May 28 Gyaneshwari train
disaster which left 148 passengers dead, has surrendered at
the Jhargram court in West Midnapore district.
He was remanded to 14 days judicial custody.

The 48-year-old Giri, against whom several cases
including murder, sedition, arson, possession of illegal arms,
loot and conspiracy were also pending, surrendered before the
the Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Sk Mohammed Reza
yesterday.

Giri, a resident of Moraboni in Jhargram sub-division
and a Maoist squad member for the last three years, was
suspected to be involved in the Gyaneshwari train mishap, a
senior district police official told agency.
Earlier, eight others, including Bapi Mahto, the main
accused, were arrested in connection with the train mishap.

Asked whether Giri was also involved in the attacks at
Sildah EFR camp and the Sankrail police station in the
district, the official said "We can only say after his
interrogation is over."

PTI