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Guj police chief rejects Banerjee Commission's findings

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Vadodara, Mar 5: The Gujarat police chief, who had conducted the probe into the 2002 Godhra train carnage, has rejected the U C Banerjee Commission's findings that the Sabarmati Express fire which claimed 59 lives of kar sevaks, was accidental.

Reiterating his claim that Godhra train fire was a pre-planned conspiracy, Gujarat Director General of Police A K Bhargav said the state investigating agency during its four-year-long investigation had gathered enough evidence to support the prosecution's case, pending before the Prevention of Terrorsism Act (POTA) court.

Rejecting the findings of the Banerjee Commission, Mr Bhargav said the state police had filed as many as 15 chargesheets against the accused so far and the charges had been framed by the court on the basis of the circumstantial evidence and the confessional statements of the accused allegedly involved in the conspiracy.

The state police chief, who was here for a routine inspection of the police training school yesterday, also contradicted the Banerjee Commission's remarks against the Gujarat police, saying that the state investigating agency had provided all possible support to the Commission during its probe on the Godhra fire.

UNI

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