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Shah confirms absence of Kodnani from 2002 Naroda Gam riots' spot

Former Gujarat minister Kodnani is among the 82 accused of killing 11 Muslims in Naroda Gam and has already been sentenced to life imprisonment in the Naroda Patiya massacre case in which 97 Muslims were killed, while Shah is among the list of 14

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 18 Sep 2017 6:41 AM GMT

Shah confirms absence of Kodnani from 2002 Naroda Gam riots spot
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Ahmedabad: Appearing as former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani's witness, in 2002 Naroda Gam riots case, in a sessions court here, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah, got his statement recorded in favour of the former.

The BJP court informed the court that Maya Kodnani was not present in Naroda Gam, instead, she was in the state assembly at 0830 hours, on the day the riots broke out.

Shah claimed that he met Kodnani at the Gujarat Assembly on February 28, 2002, a day after the Sabarmati Express was torched at the Godhra railway station.

“From 0930 hours to 0945 hours, I was at the Civil Hospital and met Maya Kodnani there,” Shah said in Ahmedabad court.

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It is to be mentioned that the BJP Chief was issued summons after Maya Kodnani’s counsel informed the court about his inaccessibility.

Former Gujarat minister Kodnani is among the 82 accused of killing 11 Muslims in Naroda Gam and has already been sentenced to life imprisonment in the Naroda Patiya massacre case in which 97 Muslims were killed, while Shah is among the list of 14 defence witnesses summoned by the court.

Kodnani wants to prove her innocence in the court stating that on the day of the Naroda Gam killings, she was not at the spot.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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