April 17, 2002, Chandigarh, India
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Gujarat violence claims 3 more lives
Ahmedabad, April 16
Fresh incidents of communal violence claimed three lives and injured 15 others in the riot-torn state of Gujarat, taking the death toll since the February 27 carnage to 782. On the 48th day of Godhra train arson, two people were stabbed to death and another sustained stab wounds this afternoon in the Ramol Janata Nagar area under Amraiwadi police station here, the police said. One person was killed and ten others injured in police firing in Surti Society under GIDC police station
12 ultras escape
Ranchi, April 16
Outlawed Maoist Communist Centre (MCC)’s dreaded ‘area commander’ Chandra Ganju escaped along with 11 other undertrials from the Ranchi Lower Court’s lock-up here, today. According to SP Neeraj Sinha, the 12 undertrials had been brought to the lower court for regular hearing from the Birsa Munda Central Jail, here. They escaped making a hole in the toilet by breaking the toilet seat.
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1 dies in blast
Jabalpur, April 16
A person was killed and three were injured in an explosion in Khamaria Ordnance Factory here today. The police said Anil Rajak was killed in the blast which occurred in F-2 section of the factory. The explosion was caused when the victim was filling the explosive material, the police added.
SC order on trials
New Delhi, April 16
In a significant ruling, a seven-judge constitution Bench of the Supreme Court today said no time frame could be fixed for the completion of trial in a criminal case and termed as “not good law” earlier verdicts of the court specifying time frame for winding up of trials.