Gujarat police official arrested for 2002 violence

February 8th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A Supreme Court appointed probe team Sunday arrested K.G. Erda, a senior Gujarat police official, for a massacre during the communal violence of 2002.
Special Investigation Team (SIT) chief R.K. Raghavan said Erda was arrested for the violence at Gulbarg Society that left 35 people, including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, dead.

Erda, currently Valsad district superintendent of police, was posted at Meghaninagar police station in Ahmedabad when the March 1, 2002, incident took place.

Human rights organisations have maintained timely police intervention could have contained the killing mob early on.

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