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Tuesday, 19 March, 2002, 04:54 GMT
Chief suspect in India train attack arrested
Police in India say they have arrested the man they believe planned last month's arson attack by Muslims on a train in which 58 Hindu activists were killed.

The say the suspect, Haji Bilal, was captured on Sunday night by an anti-terrorist squad in Godhra in Gujarat state, where the train attack took place over two weeks ago.

The suspect, a local town councillor, is being held at an undisclosed secure location.

The attack on the train sparked a wave of unrest in Gujarat between Hindus and Muslims in which more than 700 people have been killed.

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