After two months,the proceedings in the 2002 Naroda Gam riot case resumed on Monday with the special trial court allowing prosecution to examine 60 panch witnesses. The trial was delayed following the resignation of a couple of public prosecutors.
Assistant special public prosecutor Gaurang Vyas said the court allowed the prosecution to examine the witnesses on September 24. On September 26,CBI official N S Raju will be examined in connection with the CDs of phone call records submitted by IPS officer Rahul Sharma and a sting operation conducted by a private media group.
In the sting operation,Bajrang Dal leader Babu Patel alias Bajrangi,an accused in the Naroda Gam case,was allegedly caught confessing to his role in the riots.
There are 83 accused in the case,which was investigated by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team.