Gujarat: Gulberg Society convict gets 10-day bail

On Monday, Gujarat High Court rejected the petition of former VHP leader Atul Vaidya, who wanted to extend this interim bail on the ground of his wife’s treatment.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:October 26, 2016 5:25 am
Gulberg Society, Gulberg Society convict, Gujarat, Gujarat High Court , ayesh Madanlal Jinger alias Babbar, VHP leader Atul Vaidya, latest news, India news Twenty-four accused were found guilty by the special court in June this year for killing 69 people at Gulberg Society (above) in Ahmedabad during the 2002 Gujarat riots. (Source: Express Photo)

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday granted 10-day interim bail to Jayesh Madanlal Jinger alias Babbar. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by the special court earlier this year in the Gulberg Society massacre case. The court granted him relief on health grounds. Jinger is said to be suffering from tuberculosis and being treated at civil hospital in Ahmedabad. The court, however, rejected pleas of four other convicts.

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On Monday, it rejected the petition of former VHP leader Atul Vaidya, who wanted to extend this interim bail on the ground of his wife’s treatment. The state government had opposed the petition, saying that out of 99 days since he was convicted, Vaidya was out on temporary bail for 59 days.