SIT likely to summon Kodnani,Patel again

The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) may again summon Maya Kodnani and Jaydeep Patel in the connection with the 2002 Naroda Gam and Naroda Patiya riot cases.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:January 19, 2009 1:19 am

The Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) may again summon Maya Kodnani and Jaydeep Patel in the connection with the 2002 Naroda Gam and Naroda Patiya riot cases.

Sources in the SIT said on Sunday that to clarify certain issues in connection with their statements,the two may be called again during the visit of SIT head R K Raghavan to Gujarat on January 20.

Raghavan,however,refused to comment on the issue,saying things would be clear when he comes to the state.

SIT officials had recorded statements of Kodnani,the Minister of State for Women & Child Development and Higher Education,and Patel,a Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader in December last year.

Joint Commissioner of Police Ashish Bhatia had said that the statements would be verified with the facts of the case and further actions would be taken after that.

A number of witnesses in the two cases had named Kodnani and Patel as the accused for allegedly instigating and conducting riots at Naroda Gam and Naroda Patiya after the Sabarmati Express carnage in February 2002. In December last year,the two leaders were summoned for the first time and their statements were recorded.

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