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Naroda Patia riots case: SC stays hearing of Maya Kodnani's criminal appeal in Gujarat HC for 2 months

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Last Updated: April 09, 2015, 15:31 IST

Naroda Patia riots case: SC stays hearing of Maya Kodnani's criminal appeal in Gujarat HC for 2 months

Kodnani along with Bajrang Dal's Babu Bajrangi was convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the hearing of former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani's criminal appeal in Gujarat High Court for two months in the Naroda Patiya case.

The Special Investigation Team had moved the Supreme Court objecting to Gujarat High Court's decision to hear Maya Kodnani's appeal exclusively.

Kodnani along with Bajrang Dal's Babu Bajrangi was convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case. A special SIT court had in August 2012 sentenced her to 18 years life imprisonment in connection with the 2002 riots at Naroda Patiya where 97 people were brutally killed.

Among 29 others convicted by the court, seven persons, including Babu Bajrangi, were given enhanced life term and they will have to first serve a 10-year term under section 326 before their life sentences begin whereas 22 others were given simple life imprisonment of 14 years.

The massacre had taken place a day after the Godhra train burning incident of February 27, 2002.
first published:April 09, 2015, 15:31 IST
last updated:April 09, 2015, 15:31 IST