Amit Shah appears as Maya Kodnani’s witness in Naroda Gam riot case


BJP national president Amit Shah on Monday appeared at a sessions court in Ahmedabad as Maya Kodnani’s witness in the Naroda Gam riot case. Ahead of Shah’s appearance, security has been beefed up outside the court.

The BJP president was issued summons after Maya Kodnani’s counsel informed the court that Shah was inaccessible. The case dates back to 2002 where 11 Muslims were killed in Naroda Gam, a day after the Sabarmati Express was torched at the Godhra railway station.

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Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani is among the 82 accused in the case. She has already been sentenced to life imprisonment in the Naroda Patiya massacre case in which 97 Muslims were killed.

Shah is among the list of 14 defence witnesses summoned by the court. Twelve persons have already given their testimony while the thirteenth was not examined as a witness. Kodnani wants to prove her alibi that on the day of the Naroda Gam killings, she was not at the spot.

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