Kapil Sibal, Ahmed Patel framed me: Maya Kodnani

April 4th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, April 4 (IANS) Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, who is under arrest for her alleged involvement in a massacre during the 2002 communal riots, Saturday accused Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Ahmed Patel of having falsely implicated her and former state Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) general secretary Jaideep Patel.
“We have been falsely implicated by Kapil Sibal and Ahmed Patel,” she told reporters after being sent to 24 hours judicial custody by a city metropolitan court.

The judge asked the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to bring Kodnani to court again Sunday to continue the hearing after carrying out further questioning in the Naroda Patia riots case.

The court also ordered that Jaideep Patel be sent to Sabarmati jail as the investigations in the case of Naroda Gam riots case in which he had been named as an accused had been completed by the SIT.

After coming out of the courtroom, Patel said he had urged the court to provide him police protection inside Sabarmati jail since the prison has witnessed some violence among the inmates lately.

“The court has agreed to provide protection to me as per the jail manual,” he added.

The riots in Naroda Gam and Naroda Patia localities of Ahmedabad followed the burning of the S-6 coach of the Sabarmati Express at the Godhra Railway station, which resulted in the death of 59 passengers on Feb 26, 2002.

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