Sunday, November 25, 2012

Maya Kodnani: Kingpin of the rioters

Gujarat EDN
DNA 01SEP2012

Was one of the principal conspirators and the kingpin of the communal riots. Actively instigated the rioters and abetted them to execute the conspiracy hatched under her leadership.
l Offence by an elected member needs to be viewed by the courts very seriously
l That she was a victim of politics [which she said when the court held her guilty] was pleaded for the first time without any background created during cross-examination or even through submission before the court.
l She was tremendously favoured by the then investigating agency [Detection of Crime Branch]; this fact, in fact, comes in the way of believing that she is a victim of politics.
l Seven accused who have been implicated by different reliable prosecution witnesses in the crime committed for the entire day are also the leading conspirators.