Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
September 27, Wednesday 2017 3:11 AM       

       HEADLINES: 32 students expelled for not submitting bank guarantee                                              Three Afghanistanis arrested                                              Chirayinkeezhu attack: All accused arrested                                              Jailed Malayalees in Sharjah would be released                                              Argument on Dileep’s bail plea to continue on Wednesday                                              India exposes Pak's use of fake photo at UN                                              Student drowns while friends were busy taking selfies                                              We’ll welcome terrorists to their graves: Bipin Rawat                                              ‘No troops on ground' in Afghanistan: Sitharaman                                              Mithali Raj biopic in works                                              Have shot down US planes before; can do it again: N Korea                                              Explosion at Tower Hill station in London causes panic, stampeding                                              Pak flag removed from Durand line by Pashtuns                                              Tye replaces Cummins in Australia's T20 squad                                              Khelo India will help in building nation: Rajyavardhan Rathore                                              ICC introduces changes in playing conditions                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       INDIA Next Article: Rahul Gandhi is a failed dynast: Smriti Irani  
       Guj court summons Amit Shah as witness in Naroda Gam riot case
 
         Posted on :16:54:31 Sep 12, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:16:54:31 Sep 12, 2017
         Tags: Amit Shah, Naroda Gam, Maya Kodnani
 

AHMEDABAD: A special SIT court hearing the 2002 Naroda Gam riot case on Tuesday summoned BJP president Amit Shah to appear before it as a defence witness for former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, who is one of the prime accused.

On a petition filed by Kodnani, special SIT judge PB Desai summoned Shah to appear before the court on September 18.

The court said it will not re-issue the summons in case Shah fails to present himself on a given date.

Kodnani’s advocate Amit Patel submitted before the court the residential address of Shah in Thaltej area of Ahmedabad city, after which the court issued the summons to him on the same address.

Earlier, Kodnani had failed to give the address to which the summons to Shah were to be issued. Her advocate had twice sought time for four days each to her to find out and submit the address on which the summons could be issued to Shah.

The court had in April allowed Kodnani’s plea to have the summons issued to Shah and some others as witnesses in her defence. At the subsequent hearings, the court had asked Kodnani to tell it whether Shah will depose as her witness.

Kodnani, in her application to prove her innocence, said that on the day of incident she had visited Sola civil hospital after attending the state Legislative Assembly. She claimed in the application that Shah, who was an MLA at that time, was also present at the Sola civil hospital, where bodies of ‘karsevaks’ killed in the Sabarmati train burning incident were brought from Godhra.

Kodnani said that Shah’s testimony will help prove her alibi. Two weeks back, the Supreme Court had asked the SIT court to conclude the trial within four months. A bench headed by then Chief Justice JS Khehar was informed that the trial was in progress and evidence of the defence witnesses was being recorded by a special court.

The top court had asked the lower court to complete the recording of evidence of the remaining defence witnesses in two months.

The massacre in Naroda Gam in Ahmedabad is one of the nine major 2002 communal riots cases which were investigated by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). Eleven persons belonging to the minority community were killed in Naroda Gam in the 2002 riots, during a bandh called to protest the Godhra train burning incident.

A total of 82 persons are facing trial in the case. Kodnani, who was then a minister in the Narendra Modi-led State government, has already been convicted and sentenced to 28 years in jail in the case of riot at Naroda Patiya where 97 people were massacred.

A A
       INDIA
Next Article: Rahul Gandhi is a failed dynast: Smriti Irani
 
 
INDIA HEADLINES
Sunanda Pushkar: Police rapped for not de-sealing hotel suite  
BHU violence: NHRC issues notice to UP Govt, UP DGP and VC  
Honeypreet Insan alleges threat to life from drug syndicate in Punjab, Haryana  
UP: Major accident averted after authorities spot three trains on same track  
Delhi HC reserves order on Honeypreet's bail plea  
Sheikh Marriage racket: Hyderabad police arrest four people  
Saubhgya Yojna not a new, BJP changed name of old project: Dijvijaya  
India needs to clean its garbage dumps to encourage tourism - Alphons  
Mithali Raj biopic in works  
Karnataka HC judge resigns, no reasons cited  
Will join BJP if need be: Kamal Haasan  
‘No troops on ground' in Afghanistan: Sitharaman  
We’ll welcome terrorists to their graves: Bipin Rawat  
Student drowns while friends were busy taking selfies  
India exposes Pak's use of fake photo at UN  
Modi announces 'electricity for all', free electricity connection for poor  
ED attaches Rs. 1.16cr assets of Karti, firm allegedly linked to him  
India's Mars Orbiter Mission completes 3 years in orbit  
Anti-militancy operation in Uri: Body of militant found  
Railway line connecting India, Nepal to become functional from next year  
Teen hangs self in Panchkula, Blue Whale angle suspected  
Lance Naik commits suicide  
Ram Rahim moves Punjab & Haryana HC challenging CBI court's rape case verdict  
Amit Shah slams Rahul for defending dynastic politics  
Mukul Roy gives jolt to Mamata, to resign from RS and TMC after Durga Puja  
 
Do you think there are criminals in police?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy