Thursday, November 22, 2012

Naroda Patia case: Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi among 32 convicted

 TNN | Aug 29, 2012, 11.12AM IST

AHMEDABAD: A special court here has convicted former Gujarat minister in Narendra Modi government Maya Kodnani and Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi in the Naroda Patia case, the biggest massacre of the post-Godhra riots.

The court convicted 32 people and acquitted 29.

On February 28, 2002, 97 persons were killed in the industrial locality of Naroda. As many as 94 bodies were found, of which 84 were identified. Three people are still missing.

The city crime branch nabbed 47 people and filed four chargesheets, but after the Supreme Court transferred the investigation to the special investigation team (SIT), 24 other accused were arrested including former minister Maya Kodnani.

In all, eight chargesheets were filed in this case.

The trial began in 2009 and lasted for more than two years.