2 more Guj cops surrender

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Ahmedabad
May 06, 2004 02:31 PM IST

With these, four policemen, a BJP leader and 13 others have been arrested in the gangrape-cum-murder case.

Two more Gujarat police officials on Tuesday surrendered before the court in connection with Bilkis Banu alleged gangrape-cum-murder case of post-Godhra communal riots in which 14 persons were killed on March 3, 2002.

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A retired Police Sub-inspector B R Patel and an ex-head constable Somabhai Ghori, both who served in Limkheda during the incident, surrendered before the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Ahmedabad Rural Sessions Court.

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The duo presented themselves before CJM S M Padhyay after Non-Bailable Warrants (NBWs) were issued against one a few days ago by the same court.

The case is being investigated by the CBI.

With this, four policemen in all have fallen into the CBI dragnet apart from two doctors and 14 others that include a BJP leader from Dahod district.

CBI has also been seeking arrest of two more policemen of the Deputy Superintendent rank.

The CBI has alleged several officials of Gujarat police had entered into a conspiracy, they did not conduct proper investigation into Bilkis's complaints and threatened her with dire consequences if she mentioned about the gang rape and also attempted to dispose the bodies of five victims by dumping excess salt when they were buried after post-mortem.

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