Kerala train fire: Accused Sharukh Saifi sent to 14-day judicial custody

Kerala train fire: Accused Sharukh Saifi sent to 14-day judicial custody

The accused will continue to remain under medical treatment at Govt Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, April 07, 2023, 11:31 AM IST
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Kerala train fire: Accused Sharukh Saifi sent to 14-day judicial custody |

Munsiff Magistrate judge sent accused Shahrukh Saifi to 14-day judicial custody on Friday in the Kerala train fire incident. The accused will continue to remain under medical treatment at Govt Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode, Kerala.

Saifi was arrested earlier this week in Ratnagiri

A joint team of Central Intelligence & Maharashtra ATS nabbed Sharukh Saifi, the absconding accused in Kerala train fire case, from Ratnagiri Railway Station of Maharashtra on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

His location was traced to Ratnagiri yesterday. A team of Kerala police has also reached Ratnagiri and the accused will be handed over to them soon, according to Maharashtra police.

NIA & ATS took up the case

The NIA team & anti-terror squad started investigating the case. The investigation team recovered a bag near the railway track. Police have prepared a sketch of the suspect, as reported by news agency ANI.

About the Kerala train fire incident

In an incident with a possible terrorism angle, three persons, including a child, were killed when the attacker, Sharukh Saifi indiscriminately threw petrol on train passengers and set them on fire in a running train near Kozhikode on Sunday night.

The deaths occurred when the victims tried to jump out of the train to escape the fire. Nine others are in hospital with burn injuries. The condition of one of them is stated to be serious.

The incident occurred in the D-2 compartment of Alappuzha-Kannur executive express after it passed the Kozhikode station.

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