Pro-Maoist leader involved in Gyaneshwari tragedy surrenders

July 27th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) A pro-Maoist leader allegedly involved in the Gyaneshwari Express sabotage has surrendered in a court in West Midnapore’s Jhargram, police said Tuesday.
Jiten Giri, a leader of the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA), was sent to 14 days judicial custody after he surrendered.

He was allegedly involved in 10 cases including the May 28 Gyaneshwari Express sabotage, which led to the deaths of 148 people.

“Jiten Giri gave himself up Monday at the Jhargram court. He has been sent to 14 days judicial custody,” Jhargram Police district Superintendent Praveen Tripathi told IANS over phone.

Giri, 48, has been in the forefront of the PCAPA’s Muraboni unit in Jhargram sub-division for the past three years.

He is suspected to be involved in sabotage of the train tracks leading to the Gyaneshwari accident, said Additional Police Superintendent (Operations) Mukesh Kumar.

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