Gohil was convicted with life imprisonment by Bombay high court in 2008.
Mumbai: An under trial Ramesh Jayanti Gohil died of an alleged heart attack in his cell at Arthur Road Jail on Saturday. Gohil had been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for his involvement in the Best Bakery blast of 2002 in Gujarat. He was also allegedly involved in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case.
He was one of the four people, including his father Jayanti Gohil, brother Mahesh Gohil and Harshad Solanki who were convicted with life terms. They had earlier been acquitted by a local Vadodara court but went absconding after the Supreme Court ordered a retrial. All four were later caught by the NIA.
According to Arthur Road Jail sources, Gohil collapsed while on his way to his cell after the evening stroll. “He was one of the prisoners out for their routine evening walk in the jail premises, when he started feeling uneasy. He decided to rest in his cell and started walking towards it. He collapsed at this time and was rushed to the clinic where he was declared brought dead. The medical superintendent said prima facie it looked like a cardiac arrest.
He added that Gohil’s body would be sent for post mortem and an inquiry would be conducted over his death.