Naroda Patiya case verdict today

A special court in Ahmedabad is expected to deliver its verdict on the Naroda Patiya case on Wednesday.

As many as 95 Muslims were killed by a rioting mob, in one of the worst massacre cases during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

The case was first investigated by the Gujarat police. In 2009, the Supreme court appointed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate ten cases, including the Naroda Patiya incident.

SIT registered cases

The SIT registered cases against many accused, including the then minister Mayaben Kodnani, and arrested her.

This was the first time that a minister was arrested in a riot case. The Naroda Patiya victims had given statements confirming that Kodnani had incited the mob.

In all, there were 64 accused, of which three died during the trial.

The remaining 61 faced trial. Most of the accused are out on bail.

Over 300 witnesses were examined during the trial.

No witness turned hostile. Apart from Kodnani, others who faced trial included Bajrang Dal activists including Babu Bajrangi and Kishan Khorani.  Special judge Jyotsana Yagnik will deliver the verdict

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