Media reports said on Monday the BJP president Amit Shah has arrived at the Ahmedabad Sessions Court as a defence witness for former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, one of the prime accused in the Naroda Patiya case,.According to the DNA, Shah is is expected Ahmedabad City Civil and Session Court at the old HC campus at 11 am to present himself as a witness.
On a petition filed by Kodnani, who is the prime accused in the 2002 Naroda Gam riot case, a special SIT court on 12 September summoned the BJP chief to appear before it on Monday.
The court had said it will not re-issue the summons in case Shah fails to present himself.
Hindustan Times reporte By summoning Shah and others, including her nursing home and Sola civil hospital staff, Kodnani will attempt to prove she was present at spots such as the Gujarat Assembly, civil hospital, her home, and other places, but not Naroda Gam during the time of riots on 28 February, 2002,.
Kodnani's advocate Amit Patel submitted before the court the residential address of Shah in Thaltej area of Ahmedabad city, after which the court issued the summons to him on the same address.Earlier, Kodnani had failed to give the address to which the summons to Shah were to be issued.
Kodnani, who was then a minister in the Narendra Modi-led state government, has already been convicted and sentenced to 28 years in jail in the case of riot at Naroda Patiya where 97 people were massacred.