Ismail Abdul Vohra was died in 2002 but Gujarat Police booked him for 2014 rioting case

AHMEDABAD: A dead man participated in the rioting that rocked a village in Anand last month. Police slapped several charges, including rioting, against Ismail Abdul Vohra — and 30 others from different communities — following an incident in Changa village on October 7.

Ismail Abdul Vohra was died in 2002 but Gujarat Police booked him for 2014 rioting case

The dead person was booked for unlawful assembly, rioting armed with deadly weapons and loot with intention to cause death.

Some witnesses named Vohra – he is shown as accused number 3 in the FIR — and even described his role in the violence that occurred at a local dairy.

All hell broke loose when Vohra’s family furnished his death certificate – he had died on March 3, 2002.

A local social worker, Javed Vohra, said, “Ismailbhai died a natural death 12 years ago. While lodging the complaint, it seems that local people overlooked this aspect and named him in the complaint.”

Police sub-inspector R J Rathwa wrote the name of the dead man in the FIR at the instance of the complainant, Rakesh Patel, who is a secretary of village’s milk co-operative.

The dead person was booked for unlawful assembly, rioting armed with deadly weapons and loot with intention to cause death.

Police arrested 24 persons on Patel’s complaint, and seven persons are absconding. They included Ismail Abdul and six others who claim that they do not live in the village any more. Those arrested were released on bail by the court.

When asked about the goof-up, Rathwa said, “The name has been entered in the FIR by on doubt/mistake. Now it is up to the court to take further action in this matter.”