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Naroda Patiya riots convict Babu Bajrangi gets bail from Supreme Court

Bajrangi is lodged at Sabarmati Central Jail since 2012 after he was convicted for his role in the killing 97 Muslims on February 28, 2002 in the Naroda Patiya riots case

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: March 8, 2019 4:00:31 am
Babu Bajrangi, convicted in killing of 97 muslims in Naroda Patiyar riots, granted bail Babubhai Patel alias Babu Bajrangi (Express Photo by Javed Raja date: 29-08-2012)

The Supreme Court Thursday granted bail to 2002 Gujarat riots convict Babu Bajrangi on medical grounds. The Bajrang Dal leader was convicted in the Naroda Patiya case in which 97 people were killed, and had been sentenced to undergo life imprisonment.

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar gave Bajrangi bail after the Gujarat government said he had been in poor health for a long time.

He had been convicted by a designated court in August 2012 for his role in the post-Godhra communal riots. The conviction was subsequently upheld by the Gujarat High Court.

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