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.