Narendra Modi's ex-aide, Gujarat riot convict Maya Kodnani gets bail

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Ahmedabad, Nov 12: Maya Kodnani, a convict in Gujarat riot case and a former minister in Narendra Modi's cabinet in Gujarat, has been granted bail on medical ground.

Kodnani, according to sources, has been diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) and the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday, Nov 12 granted her bail allowing her to continue with her treatment.

Kodnani and Bajrang Dal's Babu Bajrangi were convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case. She was sentenced 18-year life imprisonment by a special SIT court in Aug 2012.

Maya Kodnani, Gujarat riot convict, has been diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB).

97 people were brutally killed in the 2002 riot. Kodnani has to serve 10 years in jail under section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of IPC before her life sentence gets underway, thereby effectively getting a 28-year imprisonment.

Kodanai, who was made the Gujarat minister of state for women and child development in 2007, was compelled to resign from the post after her arrest in March 2009. The massacre had taken place a day after the Godhra train burning incident of Feb 27, 2002.

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