Former Gujarat Minister Mayaben Kodnani was present at the Naroda Patiya riot-affected area, where 97 people were killed in the year 2002, the Supreme Court-appointed SIT's lawyer told the court here on Tuesday on the basis of testimonies of three witnesses in the case.
Had the former Gujarat minister and BJP MLA Maya Kodnani not instigated a mob, 96 persons from the minority community would not have been massacred in Naroda Patiya on February 28, 2002, a special court has concluded.
Terming the killing of 95 people
in Naroda Patiya area of the city during 2002 riots as
"unparallelled in modern society", the Gujarat High Court has
said such incidents "undermine the very foundation of law".