Maya Kodnani was not at Naroda Gam day riots broke out, Amit Shah tells court

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 18, 2017, 06.29 AM (IST)

BJP President Amit Shah appeared in an Ahmedabad sessions court Monday as a defence witness for former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani. 

"Maya Kodnani was not present in Naroda Gam, she was inside the state assembly at 8.30 am," Shah told the court. 

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"From 9:30 am to 9:45 am I was at the Civil Hospital & I met Maya Kodnani there," Shah added.

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Kodnani is among 82 accused of killing 11 Muslims in Naroda Gam during the Gujarat riots of 2002. 

Kodnani has already been sentenced to life imprisonment in the Naroda Patiya case in which 97 Muslims were killed.