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Sabarmati jailbreak bid: chargesheet filed against 24 accused

PTI  Ahmedabad, May 18, 2013
First Published: 20:36 IST(18/5/2013) | Last Updated: 22:09 IST(18/5/2013)

City Crime Branch on Saturay filed a chargesheet against 24 persons, all of whom are under trials in 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case, in connection with the Sabarmati jail break attempt case, in a magistrate court in Ahmedabad.

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The accused had dug a 213-feet long tunnel from Chhota Chakkar area of the Sabarmati central jail, which had come to the notice of the prison authorities on February 11.

The chargesheet was filed in the court of metropolitan magistrate BJ Ganatra.

Some of the main accused who have been charge sheeted in the case include, Safdar Nagori, Qayamuddin Kapadiya, Abbas Sameja, Mohammad Sajid Mansuri, Zisah Sheikh, Mohammad Ali, Mohamad Saif, Razuddin Nasar and Shibli Abdul Karim.

The accused have been charged under IPC sections 130 (aiding escape of state prisoners), 225 (resistance or obstruction to lawful apprehension of another person) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy).

All the accused have also been charged under Prison Act of 1894 under sections 42 (prohibition for introduction/ removal of prohibited articles into or from prison and communication with prisoners) and 45 (wilful disobedience to any regulation of the prison).

Police have listed 14 under trials living in barrack number four as the main culprits for the escape bid, while ten others have been shown as their helpers.

The chargesheet, which runs into around 300 pages, has listed 169 witnesses, including 20 jail inmates and many police officers, apart from inquest witness.


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