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Probe begins in Deccan Queen burning case

india Updated: Dec 09, 2006 21:03 IST

The probe in the November 30 riots in Ulhasnagar where a few compartments of Deccan Queen and a Karjat suburban train were torched by a mob began on Saturday with Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Sanjeev Dayaal visiting the spot.

The riots took place after a statue of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was vandalized in Kanpur.

Taking the incident seriously, the government had set up a special inquiry committee under Dayaal.

Dayaal visited the spots of riots and walked a distance of one kilometer on the railway tracks from Ulhasnagar station to MP gate in Ambernath.

Dayaal told HT that this was his first visit after the riots. He said that post riots the force was busy in bandobast for December 6, the anniversary of Babri masjid demolition.

He added that he visited the riot spots and obtained information about the incident from the local and railway police. "It is too early to comment on the inquiry at this stage," said Dayaal when asked about his observations. He stated that till date the city police have arrested 70 people and 43 others were arrested by the railway police.

The railway police have registered three offences and the city police has registered 14 cases in connection with the riots in Ulhasnagar.

Dayaal said that the police were collecting all the data and information from various sources. He said that the police have also got the reports from news channel with visuals and have also collected file photographs published in newspapers. He claimed that no innocent persons were harassed by the police.

"If anyone has any such complaint he or she can forward it to me, I will see that justice is done," he said.

He also appealed that if anybody has any proof, documents or video shootings related to the riots, he should give it to the police which would help them in catching the culprits. "Catchnig all the culprits is important so that in the future nobody dares do such things," he said.

Suresh Khopade, Railway Police Commissioner, Madhu Shinde, Additional Commissioner, Thane Police, SD Trimbakey, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) BG Yashod visited the spots with Dayaal.