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'Dead men made witnesses'
Milli Gazette Online
Ahmedabad: The relatives of two men killed during the post-Godhra riots in Mehsana district have alleged that the police drew panchnama with signatures of those who had died years before. They said that the panchanamas of 2002 bore the signatures of five persons who died in 1988, 1990 and 1993.
The cases are related to the violence in Umta village on March 1, 2002 in which two 65-year-old men were killed. Their bodies could not be found.
The relatives of the victims Mushtaq Ali, Inayatullah Mohammedmiya and Kadarbhai have sought further investigation for recovery of their bodies.
The counsel of the witnesses Iqbal Sheikh said that the police have neither recorded properly the statements of his clients, nor they obtained remand for any of the 113 people accused in the case.
The police have completed investigations and filed a chargesheet and the trial is on at the Mehsana fast-track court. Earlier this year, the relatives filed an application in the court seeking further investigation of the case mentioning discrepancy in the
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