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Naroda Patiya case: Two convicts who jumped parole arrested; police on the lookout for fourth

Ahmedabad: The city police's special operations group (SOG) has arrested two convicts in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case who had jumped parole.

Pintu Jadeja and Dinesh Barge were released on parole in May and June respectively, the SOG said in a statement.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

They were nabbed on Monday from different areas in Ahmedabad, the statement said.

With their arrest, three of four convicts who jumped parole in the case have been caught.

The Sabarmati central jail authorities had lodged a case when the four did not return after their parole ended, following which the police launched a search.

On Sunday, the police arrested Prakash Chhara, one of the four who was absconding. Police is on the look out for the fourth convict, Shasikant Kadam.

All four were awarded were sentenced to life in prison by a special SIT court on 30 August, 2012 for their role in the Naroda Patiya massacre.

As many as 32 accused, including former BJP minister Maya Kodnani, had been sentenced to life imprisonment by the court.

Their appeals challenging the sentence are being heard by the Gujarat High Court.

Ninety-seven people belonging to the minority community were killed in a riot in Naroda Patiya area of Ahmedabad on 28 February, 2002, a day after the Godhra train burning incident in which 59 kar sevaks were killed.

Updated Date: Jul 25, 2017 18:21 PM

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