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HC acquits Kodnani in riot case; upholds Bajrangi conviction 20.4.2018 General News
The Gujarat High Court today acquitted former BJP minister Maya Kodnani and upheld the conviction of ex-Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case in which 97 people were killed by a mob. A division bench of Justices Harsha Devani and A S Supehiya, while acquitting Kodnani, said she should be given the benefit of doubt due to inconsistency in statements of witnesses. The trial court had described Kodnani as the "kingpin" of the Naroda Patiya riots, one of the worst episodes of the post-Godhra communal violence. The HC upheld the conviction of Bajrangi and found him guilty of criminal conspiracy (IPC section 120B) along with two other convicts Prakash Rathod and Suresh Jhala. The trial court had sentenced Bajrangi to life imprisonment till death. However, the HC today reduced his sentence to 21-year rigorous imprisonment without remission. The bench was giving its verdict on a set of appeals filed in the riot case. The HC upheld the conviction of 12 .
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Maya Kodnani acquitted in Naroda Patiya massacre case 20.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
The court, however, upheld the conviction of former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi in the case.
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HC acquits Kodnani in 2002 riot case, Bajrangi conviction upheld 20.4.2018 General News
The Gujarat High Court today acquitted former BJP minister Maya Kodnani in the 2002 Naroda Paitya riots case in which 97 people were killed by a mob. The court, however, upheld the conviction of former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi in the case, one of the worst incidents of communal violence triggered by the Godhra train burning. A division bench of Justices Harsha Devani and A S Supehiya pronounced the verdict. The bench said charges against Kodnani could not be established. Bajrangi, whose conviction was uhpeld by the court, was named one of the conspirators in the case. In August 2012, a special court for SIT cases had sentenced 32 people, including Kodnani, to life imprisonment. Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years of imprisonment, while Bajrangi was given life imprisonment till death. The high court had later reduced it to 21 years rigorous imprisonment. The trial court had sentenced seven other accused to 31 years rigorous imprisonment, while 22 others were given 24 ...
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2002 Naroda Patiya riot case: Gujarat HC acquits Maya Kodnani 20.4.2018 General News
Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Maya Kodnani in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case in which 97 Muslims were killed following the Godhra riots.Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years of imprisonment.However, the conviction of Bajrang Dal leader, Babu Bajrangi who had also moved the court challenging the previous ruling, was upheld. He was sentenced to life imprisonment till death.A division bench of the court comprising justice Harsha Devani and justice A. S. Supehiya concluded the hearing and reserved the order in the case last August.In 2012, a special court for Special Investigation Team (SIT) cases had sentenced 32 people to life imprisonment.Apart from this, seven accused were given enhanced life imprisonment of 21 years and the remaining were given simple life imprisonment for 14 years.All the convicts had appealed against their conviction in the High Court.Around 58 people lost their lives when the S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express was ...
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Gujarat High Court acquits BJP's Maya Kodnani, upholds Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi's conviction in 2002 Gujarat Naroda Patiya riot case 20.4.2018 Zee News : States
The High Court ruled that Kodnani had been cleared of all charges in the Naroda Patiya riots case along with Ganpat Chhara and Haresh Chhara.
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Naroda Patiya riot case: Gujarat HC acquits ex-BJP minister Maya Kodnani 20.4.2018 Latest News
The conviction of Bajrang Dal leader, Babu Bajrangi who had also moved the court challenging the previous ruling, was upheld
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Naroda Patiya massacre: Gujarat HC acquits Kodnani, convicts Babu Bajrangi 20.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A division bench of the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Bharatiya Janata Party Minister Maya Kodnani while upholding the conviction of Bajrangi Dal activist Babu Bajrangi in the Naroda Patiya massacre case of 2002.
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Naroda Patiya case: Gujarat HC likely to pronounce verdict 20.4.2018 General News
The Gujarat High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on appeals in 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case in which 97 Muslims were massacred after Godhra riots.A division bench of the court comprising justice Harsha Devani and justice A. S. Supehiya concluded the hearing and reserved the order in the case last August.In 2012, a special court for Special Investigation Team (SIT) cases had sentenced 32 people to life imprisonment.The convicts also included Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Maya Kodnani who was awarded 28 years of imprisonment and Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi who was sentenced to life imprisonment till death.Apart from this, seven accused were given enhanced life imprisonment of 21 years and the remaining were given simple life imprisonment for 14 years.All the convicts had appealed against their conviction in the High Court.Around 58 people lost their lives when the S-6 coach of Sabarmati Express was torched at the Godhra Railway Station on February 27, ...
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Gujarat HC likely to pronounce Naroda-Patiya riot case verdict 19.4.2018 General News
The Gujarat High Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on appeals in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case tomorrow. A division bench of justices Harsha Devani and A S Supehiya had reserved the order last August after the hearing concluded. In August 2012, a special court for SIT cases had sentenced 32 people, including former BJP minister Maya Kodnani, to life imprisonment. Kodnani was sentenced to 28 years of imprisonment. Another high-profile accused, former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi, was given life imprisonment till death. Seven accused were given enhanced life imprisonment of 21 years, which they will serve after undergoing 10 years' imprisonment under IPC section 326 (causing grievous hurt). Remaining accused were given simple life imprisonment (14 years). The trial court also acquitted 29 other accused for want of evidence. While the convicts challenged the lower court's order in the high court, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) appealed against the acquittal of 29 ...
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Gujarat HC reserves order in 2002 Ode massacre appeals case 18.4.2018 General News
The Gujarat High Court has completed hearing on a set of appeals in the Ode riot case where 23 people belonging to a minority community were allegedly burnt alive during the 2002 post-Godhra communal violence. Riots broke out in Ode town of Anand district and 23 accused were convicted for the deaths by a special court, 18 of whom were awarded life imprisonment. A bench of justices Akil Kureshi and B N Karia last week completed the hearing on the appeals in the case and reserved its order, said Yogesh Lakhani, the lawyer representing the convicts. The Special Investigation Team (SIT), which probed the case, along with the state government and victims, has sought the death penalty for the convicts given life imprisonment and enhanced sentence to those awarded seven-year jail term. They also sought conviction of the 23 people who were acquitted in the case. The convicts have also challenged the trial court's order in the high court. As many as 23 accused were convicted by the trial court
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Pravin Togadia goes on indefinite fast to protest Modi govt’s ‘inability to deliver promises’ 17.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
Former Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘deceiving the people of India’. Togadia, who recently quit the VHP, on Tuesday launched an indefinite fast in Ahmedabad to protest the inaction of the government in constructing the Ram temple in Ayodhya. “Narendra Modi walked on the corpses of 59 kar sevaks who lost their lives in the Godhra massacre in 2002. Three hundred Hindus were killed by bullets fired by the Gujarat police during the 2002 riots when Modi was the state chief minister. Over 50,000 people were arrested of which a number have been sentenced to life imprisonment. These people are facing these consequences only because they wanted a Ram temple built in Ayodhya. They voted Modi to power because they wanted to see a temple,” he claimed. The former VHP leader also accused the ruling BJP of double-standards. “When the Congress was in power, the BJP would shoot over our shoulders for the construction of the temple, but when they ...
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Pravin Togadia targets PM, says Modi govt has helped Pakistan supporters 15.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Pravin Togadia targets PM, says Modi govt has helped Pakistan supporters
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Togadia targets Modi after quitting VHP 15.4.2018 General News
A day after quitting the Vishwa Hindu Parishad in wake of his nominee losing an organisational poll, firebrand leader Pravin Togadia today launched a vicious attack against the Modi government at the Centre. Togadia, who has decided to undertake an indefinite fast from Tuesday, said his "disenchantment" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi began right after the 2002 post-Godhra riots. "I am not in the VHP anymore.... I will continue to work for the welfare of Hindus. From Tuesday, I will go on an indefinite fast in Ahmedabad for fulfilling the longstanding demands of the Hindus," he had said yesterday after former Himachal Pradesh governor V S Kokje defeated his nominee Raghav Reddy in an election in Gurgaon for the post of VHP International president. Togadia, who returned here last night, met his supporters and top VHP functionaries in Gujarat today to finalise his plans for the fast at the state VHP headquarters. "I got disenchanted with this government in the last four years. .
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SC grants protection to Teesta Setalvad, her husband from arrest till May 31 9.4.2018 General News
The Supreme Court on Monday extended, till May 31, the interim protection from arrest ti social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand in a case relating to fund embezzlement.
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SC extends anticipatory bail of Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand 9.4.2018 General News
The Supreme Court on Monday extended the anticipatory bail of noted activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand till May 30 in connection a case filed against them over an alleged misappropriation of funds.In December last year, the apex Court had dismissed Teesta's petition seeking to activate her bank accounts in the Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case.Teesta, her husband and the two NGOs - Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace - had approached the apex court challenging the October 7, 2015, verdict of the Gujarat High Court, which had rejected their pleas for functioning their personal bank accounts.Earlier in July, the apex court rejected an appeal from Setalvad for relief from charges of corruption and misappropriation of funds in this issue.The court had asked Setalvad to face trial in the case registered against her and her husband and said the charge sheet had already been filed in the case.For those unversed, Setalvad and her husband are accused of ...
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CM-convened meet sets the agenda for achieving SCS 7.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
Overwhelming support, claims Naidu; Opposition parties keep away
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Centre commits Rs 2,070 cr under AMRUT for 31 Guj cities 5.4.2018 General News
The Centre has committed a sum of Rs 2,070 crore for the development of 31 cities in Gujarat under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) mission, Independent Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani said today. In a release issued today, he said the 31 cities included Ahmedabad, Dwarka, Jamnagar, Gandhinagar, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Godhra, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara. The issue was raised in the Rajya Sabha by Nathwani and he had sought a reply from Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs. In his reply, tabled in the House, Puri said that the Union government had committed financial assistance of Rs 35,989.70 crore for development of 500 cities nationwide under AMRUT, of which Rs 2,069.96 crore was for 31 cities in Gujarat. The total allocation for the 31 cities is Rs 4,884.42 crore, the reply stated, adding that the rest of the amount would be pooled in by the Gujarat government. It said that Rs ...
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Naroda Gam case: Ex-cop Sharma seeks dismissal of arraignment plea 31.3.2018 General News
Former IPS officer Rahul Sharma has told an SIT court here that an application moved to make him an accused in the 2002 Naroda Gam massacre case is "erroneous", an attempt to "delay the trials" and "deserves to be dismissed". Chetan Shah, the lawyer of the accused, had sought that Sharma be made an accused in the case for allegedly destroying an original CD that contained call details of ministers, bureaucrats and police officials during the 2002 Gujarat riots and was considered as electronic evidence in the case. In his reply on March 28 in the SIT court hearing the Naroda Gam case, Sharma has stated that the application is "erroneous, both on facts and in law, and is, therefore, not maintainable and deserves to be dismissed". He has stated that the existence of the CDs would not have been known had he not told the Nanavati-Shah Commission, inquiring into the Gujarat riots, about those on October 30, 2004. "Had I not disclosed the information about the existence of the CDs, such ...
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Muzaffarnagar riots: Yogi govt moves to withdraw cases against BJP leaders 22.3.2018 Top Stories
Earlier, the state government had sent out letters to the Muzaffarnagar DM and SSP asking for their views on the withdrawal of criminal cases against BJP leaders who were allegedly involved
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Supreme Court rejects review plea repair of shrines damaged in Gujarat riot... 13.3.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Supreme Court rejects review plea repair of shrines damaged in Gujarat riot...
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