One jihadi Muslim arrested in Shahpur gruesome murder of Hindu
Posted by jagoindia on June 1, 2010
TNN, May 30, 2010
AHMEDABAD: In a major breakthrough in investigation of recent riots in walled city areas, Shahpur police station officials have arrested a youth for attack on Vijay Dataniya, 42, the innocent victim of the violence on second day of the riots. Dataniya was stabbed and later attacked with acid. Officials are hopeful of finding more attackers during questioning.
Cops said they have arrested Abdul Salam Shaikh, one of the main accused in the case, late on Saturday from Shahpur.
“Shaikh, a resident of Namu Sheth ni Chali in Shahpur, was named along with five others by Hansa Dataniya, Vijay’s widow, in her complaint on Friday. This is a major arrest. We are now questioning him about possible whereabouts of other attackers,” said MB Nayak, inspector of Shahpur police station.
According to officials, other persons named in the incident include Altaf Shaikh, Salim Shaikh and Mohsin Khan.
City officials said the walled city had remained peaceful for four days. They attribute it to repeated public meetings, regular combing operations and terrace cleaning drive in Shahpur and Kalupur areas.
Meanwhile, the Shahpur police have arrested Abdul Salam Abdul Kalam Sheikh on the charges of attacking Vijay Datania who was killed by a mob on the second day of the communal tension. Earlier on Saturday, wife of Vijay Datania lodged a complaint against five people. According to the complaint, 42-year-old Vijay was dragged into a pol bylane and was first stabbed by a group. He collapsed on the road after which he was attacked with acid.
The Shahpur police have received complaints against Abdul Sheikh, Salim Sheikh, Mohsin Khan and two other unidentified men for the act.
On receiving the information on Saturday night, the Shahpur police conducted raids at Sheikh’s house at Lalu Seth Ni Chali and arrested him. Sheikh has been booked under section 302, 143, 147 and 148 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).Police sources said that Sheikh had a criminal background and cases were registered against him in 1998 and 2002 communal riots. Moreover, in 2003, the city crime branch had arrested him on Arms Act and police had recovered four foreign made revolvers and a desi tamancha.
Datania injured during clashes between two communities in Shahpur on Tuesday died on Wednesday. He had sustained injuries in the head during stone pelting by two groups in Nagoriwad lane. Few others were also injured during the clashes.