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FORMER BJP MLA, PANCHAYAT MEMBER ARRESTED IN GUJARAT 2002 CASE

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Former BJP MLA of Visnagar Prahlad Mohanlal Patel Gosa, and former member of Visnagar Taluka Panchayat Dahyabhai Tribhuvandas Patel, accused in a 2002 Gujarat riot case, on August 3 surrendered before special judge S C Srivastava in Banaskantha and was arrested. They were sent to judicial custody. Gosa and Patel are facing charges of instigating the riots in Dipda Darwaja locality of Visnagar town where 11 Muslims were burnt to death by a mob in February 2002. In February this year, a special court, set up following the Supreme Court order to conduct trial in some of the cases probed by the special investigation team (SIT), had ordered that Gosa and Patel be arraigned as accused in the Dipda Darwaja case. Later a court in Mehsana on August 7 permitted the police to question former Visnagar BJP MLA, arrested in a post-Godhra riot case of 2002, inside the jail.


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