The accused who set fire to three people in the train was arrested from Maharashtra

by Ana Lopez

Mumbai/Kozhikode: In a dispute over boarding a long-distance express train in Kerala, fellow passengers were doused with petrol and set on fire, killing three. The accused in this incident reached Ratnagiri in Maharashtra from Kerala in an injured state. The accused has been arrested from Ratnagiri. The late-night operation was carried out by a joint team of the Maharashtra ATS (Anti-Terrorist Squad) and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Accused Shahrukh Saifi was arrested from Ratnagiri railway station. The accused set fire to a train on April 2. After a dispute over boarding a train (Alappuzha-Kannur train), an agitated accused set the train on fire, killing three and injuring nine. After this incident, the accused fled from the spot. In this connection, the accused was investigated by the Central Intelligence Agency and Maharashtra ATS. In the first investigation, the location of the accused was found in Ratnagiri (Maharashtra).

In this connection, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) investigated the coach (Devan) of the Allapuzha-Kannur Executive Express train after the incident, after which forensic evidence was collected. His true location was found after an inquiry at Ratnagiri Hospital. After setting fire to a train in Kerala, he suffered a head injury while alighting and was admitted to a hospital for treatment. He ran away after being treated at the hospital. Then the investigating agency conducted a search for him. The investigating agency arrested Shahrukh Saifi from Ratnagiri railway station. He will be detained and handed over to the Kerala Police for further action in this regard, the official said.

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