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Two more arrested in Godhra case

October 27, 2004 12:01 IST

Police on Wednesday arrested two more accused in the Godhra train carnage case, sources said.

Bilal Abdul Badam and Rafiq Ahmed Kadir were arrested from Satpole area of Ahmedabad, they said.

Till date, 104 of the total 131 accused have been arrested.

Eleven accused are out on bail and two are in juvenile courts.

The Special Investigating Team probing the case got a jolt last week when one of the prime accused, Salim Zarda, escaped from police custody. He is still absconding.

Fifty-nine karsevaks returning from Ayodhya were killed when the S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express was torched outside the Godhra railway station on February 27, 2002.

The incident triggered widespread riots in Gujarat.

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