2002 Gujarat riots: Court to record Kodnani’s statement

A special court will record the statements of former Gujarat Minister Maya Kodnani and ten other accused in the Naroda Gam case of 2002 Gujarat riots, on Thursday.

Eleven members of a minority community were killed in the incident.

Kodnani, who is serving 28 years in jail in the Naroda Patiya massacre case — in which 97 people, mostly of a minority community, were killed by a mob — is currently out on bail.

He was scheduled to record his statements, with the other accused, before the special SIT judge P. B. Desai on Tuesday.

However, due to the unavailability of the judge, the statements will now be recorded by the court on Thursday.

So far, the court has recorded statements of 48 out of the 83 accused in the Naroda Gam riots case.

The case is one of the nine 2002 post-Godhra riots cases that were investigated by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).

In September last year, the apex court had given six months to the special court to conclude the trial in the case. — PTI