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HC to hear SIT’s plea against Kodnani’s bail on Feb 24

Justice D H Waghela of the Gujarat High Court will on February 24 take up the petitions filed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) challenging the anticipatory bail of state minister Maya Kodnani and former VHP leader Jaydeep Patel.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
February 21, 2009 3:47:33 am

Justice D H Waghela of the Gujarat High Court will on February 24 take up the petitions filed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) challenging the anticipatory bail of state minister Maya Kodnani and former VHP leader Jaydeep Patel.

The case was earlier referred to the court of Justice Anant S Dave,who refused to take it up. He had referred it to Chief Justice K S Radhakrishnan,saying “not before me”.

Kodnani and Patel have been made accused by the Supreme Court-appointed SIT in Naroda Patiya and Naroda Gam riot cases.

The duo had on February 5 secured anticipatory bail from the Ahmedabad Sessions Court.

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The SIT had declared them absconders on February 2 after they failed to appear before it despite summons issued to them.

Meanwhile,one more victim of the Naroda Gam case,Nannumiyan Rasulmiyan Malek,has moved the high court,requesting he be made a party to the SIT petition seeking cancellation of the bail granted to Patel.

In his petition,Malek has submitted that he had seen Patel with a Bajrang Dal leader instigating a mob to attack Muslims.

On Thursday,two other victims — one from Naroda Gam and another from

Naroda Patia — had moved their petitions seeking to be made a party to the SIT petitions.

The three applications have also been referred to Justice Waghela for hearing on February 24.

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