The Special Investigating Team (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court to prosecute the 2002 Gujarat communal riots case will on Thursday appeal against the bail granted to state`s former minister Maya Kodnani in the apex court.
A single judge bench of the Gujarat High Court Tuesday recused itself from hearing a plea by former state minister Maya Kodnani, convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patia riot case, seeking regular bail on the ground of her ill-health.
The Supreme Court on Monday extended till February 24 the interim bail to former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case, but made it clear that it won`t be further extended if she fails to file an affidavit stating the kind of burn injury she suffered.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will consider tomorrow the plea to extend the temporary bail granted to former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, on medical grounds as she was in a "pitiable" condition after suffering burn injury.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the 2002 riots, may seek guidance from the Supreme Court on the issue of death penalty for former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, convicted in the Naroda Patiya case.
The Gujarat government has refused permission to the Supreme Court-appointed SIT to file an appeal in a higher court seeking death penalty for former minister Maya Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya riot case.
After Gujarat govt`s move to withhold its decision to seek death penalty for Maya Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya riots case, the VHP has now demanded withdrawal of all appeals seeking death penalty in other riot cases as well.
Former state minister Maya Kodnani, sentenced to life in 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, has filed a petition in the Gujarat High Court seeking bail and suspension of sentence till her appeal is decided.
Gujarat`s VHP leadership is up in arms against Gujarat government`s decision to seek death penalty for former state minister Maya Kodnani and nine others in connection with the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case.