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Godhra train carnage accused detained

August 11, 2004 14:00 IST

The Gujarat police have detained an accused in the Godhra train carnage incident, a senior police official said in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

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"We have detained one more absconder but more information will be revealed later," Special IG (Vadodara range) Rakesh Asthana, who heads a Special Investigation Team probing the train carnage, said.

The anti-dacoity squad of the Godhra police had arrested Rauf Abdul Majid Dhensli alias Kamli, another accused in the train carnage case, on Tuesday, taking the total number of arrests in the case to 94.

Thirty-six accused are still absconding.

Fifty-nine people, most of them Ram sevaks returning from Ayodhya, were charred to death when miscreants set ablaze the S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express near Godhra railway station on February 27, 2002.

The incident had triggered widespread communal riots in Gujarat claiming close to 1000 lives.


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