Gulbarg riot: Two BJP leaders sent to police remand

The Ahmedabad Metropolitan Court has remanded two BJP leaders — Bipin Patel and Chunilal Prajapati,both accused of instigating a mob and rioting at the Gulbarg Society in the Meghaninagar area in 2002 — to five days in police custody.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:February 27, 2009 1:41 am

The Ahmedabad Metropolitan Court has remanded two BJP leaders — Bipin Patel and Chunilal Prajapati,both accused of instigating a mob and rioting at the Gulbarg Society in the Meghaninagar area in 2002 — to five days in police custody.

The court,however,rejected the application of the Special Investigation Team to get the remand of the then police inspector of Naroda police station,V S Gohil,in connection with the Naroda Gam massacre case. Gohil was sent to judicial custody.

The SIT officials had demanded a police remand of Patel and Prajapati for 10 days to interrogate them to find out the other members of the rioting mob among other things.

Gohil,who was the investigating officer of the Naroda Gam massacre case,is accused of dereliction of duty. The SIT officials are planning to challenge the order in the higher court.

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