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Naroda Patiya case convictions debatable, says Supreme Court; grants bail to 4

The Gujarat High Court had last year convicted Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi and others, but acquitted former BJP minister Maya Kodnani for want of evidence in the case.
The Supreme Court has granted bail to four convicts in Naroda Patiya case of 2002 when 97 people were killed during riots in Gujarat.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court has granted bail to four convicts in Naroda Patiya case of 2002 when 97 people were killed during riots in Gujarat.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 11:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

It was God’s way of testing me, says Maya Kodnani after acquittal in Naroda Patiya case

Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, a gynaecologist by profession, was accused and convicted of inciting violence during the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre by a SIT court. However, the Gujarat high court gave her the benefit of doubt and acquitted her on Friday.
Maya Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years in jail by a SIT court in 2012. She was out on bail from July 2014.(AP File Photo)
Maya Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years in jail by a SIT court in 2012. She was out on bail from July 2014.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | BySwapnil Rawal

2002 Gujarat riots: Delay in naming Maya Kodnani as Naroda Patiya accused helped in her acquittal

Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani was given the benefit of doubt and acquitted in the Naroda Patiya riots case. The benefit of doubt was largely due to the delay in naming Kodnani as one of the accused after the riots in 2002; she was only named in 2008.
Former Gujarat minister and BJP leader Maya Kodnani exits a court in Ahmedabad.(AP File Photo)
Former Gujarat minister and BJP leader Maya Kodnani exits a court in Ahmedabad.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 11:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKetaki Ghoge

Can it be that riots guilty are only foot soldiers?

India has a spectacular record of not delivering basic justice when it comes to brazen riots, carried out in broad daylight, be it Delhi or Ahmedabad.
Relatives of the convicts in 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case in tears outside the court after the pronouncement of sentence in Ahmedabad, in 2012.(AP File Photo)
Relatives of the convicts in 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case in tears outside the court after the pronouncement of sentence in Ahmedabad, in 2012.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 07:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHaridner Baweja

Disappointed with verdict, Naroda Patiya riot victims to move Supreme Court

Some victims claim they saw former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani in the area where the riots broke out. The apex court on Friday acquitted her of inciting violence.
Relatives of those convicted in the Naroda Patiya riots case break down outside the court on the day of pronouncement of sentence in the case, in Ahmedabad in August 2012.(PTI File Photo)
Relatives of those convicted in the Naroda Patiya riots case break down outside the court on the day of pronouncement of sentence in the case, in Ahmedabad in August 2012.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 11:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | ByHT Correspondent

2002 Gujarat riots: Maya Kodnani acquitted in Naroda Patiya case

Maya Kodnani was a BJP minister and Naroda MLA at the time of the 2002 post-Godhra massacre, in which 97 people were killed.
Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani leaves a court in Ahmedabad. A special court had convicted 32 in the Naroda Patiya massacre.(AP File Photo)
Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani leaves a court in Ahmedabad. A special court had convicted 32 in the Naroda Patiya massacre.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 04:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Gujarat HC likely to pronounce order on appeals in Naroda-Patiya riot case today

While the convicts challenged the lower court’s order in the high court, a Special Investigation Team appealed against the acquittal of 29 people.
In August 2012, a special court for SIT cases had sentenced 32 people, including former BJP minister Maya Kodnani, to life imprisonment.(File photo)
In August 2012, a special court for SIT cases had sentenced 32 people, including former BJP minister Maya Kodnani, to life imprisonment.(File photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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