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Main accused in the Godhra carnage held

Wed, May 18, 2016, 04:12 PM
The main accused, ex-muncipal councillor Faroq Bana, in the 2002 Godhra rail carnage in which 60 Ram Sevaks returning from Ayodhya were burnt alive was arrested after 12 years of search at Kalol-naka in Ahmedabad on Wednesday morning.

Faroq Bana was Accused 1 in the burning of the Sabarmati Express, as a result of which Ram sevaks retruning home were burnt alive in Godhra.

The riots that resulted from Faroq Bana's carnage resulted in a toll of 1000 lives in Gujarat. Anti-social forces had a free play in the State after the incident. Post-Godhra became a popular phrase with them, forgetting the Godhra incident.

Thirty-one accused had been convicted in the Godhra incident. Of them 11 were given death sentence, and the rest were given life sentence.

The Gujarat Anti-terrorism Squad arrested Faroq Bana. He would be interrogated by the squad before being presented before the court.
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