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Naroda Patiya massacre case: SC dismisses Maya Kodnani’s bail application

Maya Kodnani has been convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case Maya Kodnani has been convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case
Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Published on:February 24, 2014 1:01 pm

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition by former Gujarat minister and a convict in 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case Maya Kodnani for extension of interim bail on medical grounds and asked her to approach the High Court.

Kodnani had filed the petition challenging the February 8 order of the Gujarat High Court declining to extend her three-month temporary bail granted on medical grounds in November last. She had sought extension of bail by 180 days.

The trial court had in August 2012 awarded life imprisonment to Kodnani, Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi and 29 others for Naroda Patiya incident.

Last week the apex court had extended by one more week the interim bail of Kodnani and directed her to place a medical report on her burn injuries.

A Bench led by Justice H L Dattu had granted Kodnani the final opportunity to adduce a certificate by a recognised medical practitioner, specifying the kind of injuries she suffered.

Displeased with Kodnani’s failure to produce the certificate despite adjourning the case twice earlier, the Bench had said that the photographs of her injuries failed to satisfy the court over the nature of injuries and she would hence have to file a proper medical report.

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