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Gujarat riots accused becomes first person to be extradited from UK to India

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By: Eastern Eye Staff

A 40-year-old man wanted in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat was on Tuesday (18) extradited from the UK to stand trial in India, becoming the first person to be sent back from Britain 24 years after the two countries signed an extradition treaty. Samirbhai Vinubhai Patel had been arrested by Scotland Yard in west London in August on a Red Corner Notice issued by Indian authorities. His extradition order was signed by UK home secretary Amber Rudd on September 22 and the “surrender arrangements” were finalised for his departure. It marks the first extradition from the UK…

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