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SC rules Godhra accused wrongly charged under POTA
New Delhi, OCT 21:
Published on 22 Oct. 2008 12:01 AM IST
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The Supreme Court has ruled that the Prevention of Terror Act (POTA) has been wrongly applied against the Godhra accused and the findings of the POTA review Committee are binding on the state government and the trial court. Hundred and eighteen arrests were made in the Godhra case and the accused charged under POTA. After POTA was repealed in 2004, a review commitee was set up to look into the cases. The commitee found that POTA was wrongly applied, according to CNN-IBN. Yet another arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) in the Godhra train burning incident has been admitted to the Sabarmati Jail Dispensary, according to the family members of the accused. Yaad Mohammed Shafi Mohammed Charkha (64), was arrested on February 27, 2002. “He was picked up five hours after the incident that day,” said Hussain Yaad Mohammed, his son. A resident of Godhra locality, Charkha has been suffering from typhoid since last week. Hussain said his father was moved to the dispensary on October 1 after he started vomiting. It was then that doctors found that he had typhoid, he added. Meanwhile, the bail application was rejected by the Gujarat High Court on October 3. “Our advocate had filed the application on September 12 as my father’s health was deteriorating since the beginning of 2006,” Hussain said.

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