Naroda patiya case: Babu Bajrangi gets 7 day-bail, 14th time since conviction

The Vacation Bench of Justice B N Karia partly allowed Bajrangi’s bail plea by giving him seven days relief from jail against 30 days which he had sought.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: October 28, 2016 4:39 am
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The Gujarat High Court on Thursday granted seven days bail to Naroda Patiya convict Babu Bajrangi after he sought relief for treatment of his ailing wife. This is the 14th time that Bajrangi, who is said to have lost his eyesight, has been granted interim bail, mostly on the ground of his own and his wife’s health.

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The Vacation Bench of Justice B N Karia partly allowed Bajrangi’s bail plea by giving him seven days relief from jail against 30 days which he had sought. Earlier in May, Justice Karia had granted him bail for seven days on similar ground.

Meanwhile, in June, the division bench of Justice Harsha Devani and Justice Biren Vaishnav had refused his temporary bail plea, stating, “A perusal of the jail record of the applicant reveals that he has undergone three years, seven months and two days of imprisonment. During the said period, the applicant had availed of temporary bail on as many as 13 occasions.”

While rejecting his plea, the bench had ordered, “Considering the period undergone and the number of times the applicant has availed of temporary bail, the court is not inclined to exercise discretion in favour of the applicant.” In February this year, the same bench had granted him seven days bail for treatment of his eyes.

Bajrangi, an ex-Bajrang Dal leader, was sentenced to life for his role in the Naroda Patiya massacre, along with former BJP minister Maya Kodnani and 29 others, in 2012.

Last year, Bajrangi had sought mercy from the Gujarat governor through his wife. He had said that he has lost his eyesight and pleaded to be freed from the jail.

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  1. R
    Oct 29, 2016 at 4:33 am
    Soon his big boss at the center will get him released. He should have faith in the great judiciary !!!
    1. Radhakrishnan Govindan
      Oct 29, 2016 at 1:06 pm
      Criminals responsible for the Gujarat genocide are going scot-free one by one even after being convicted. Modi's Gujarat Minister Maya Kodnani who distributed arms to the rioters and was sentenced to life for 28 years, soon got bail on health grounds and must be roaming free now. Now this killer Bajrangi getting bail for the umpteenth time. Amit Shah, involved in many fake encounter killings, cleared of all charges inspite o solid evidences. Achche din for killers and crooks!
      1. S
        Dec 16, 2016 at 5:03 pm
        Enjoying Hide and Seek game with Great;br/gt;Why not release him once for all....... lt;br/gt;Nobody from minority community will question it;br/gt;Yes we have some indians from Majority community who may give some hard time to judiciary;br/gt;Anyway Babu has full trust and faith in;br/gt;Killing around 100 muslims should not be a big problem for him......
        1. S
          Oct 29, 2016 at 9:36 am
          Babu bajrangi's self incriminating evidence to cold blooded macre is there for all to see in the sting operation video. Yet the justice system is soft on him. Akhlaq's alleged murderer has national flag draped on him, A union minister visits the place (the same minister who sought to justify the murder in the first place). This is Modi's India, where talk is of development, work is of vigilantism, spreading hate, and a masterly silence when people are lynched to death, or thrashed. We are seeing great development;br/gt;lt;br/gt;UPwaale may vote for Bharat Jalaao Party if they want their state to fully embrace this;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The man finds his tongue hyperactive when he talks of triple talaak, but has to think for a month or two before he can condemn certain murders, or vigilantism or;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Bigots there are in all groups. There are Muslim fundamentalists, and there are Hindu fundamentalists - we now have a PM who belongs to the latter group. Acchhe din aaye hain. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Surely India is not so bad as to deserve a bigot as a PM? Hope Acche Din will change in 2019.