The Supreme Court on Thursday granted bail to Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi, one of the convicts in 2002 Gujarat riots’ Naroda Patiya case, on health grounds. Babu Bajrangi’s lawyer submitted that his client was 80% blind, completely deaf and bed-ridden following which he was granted bail.
Bajrangi was convicted in the Naroda Patiya riots which occurred during the 2002 riots in Gujarat and was awarded life sentence punishment. He was named a key accused in the killing of 97 people in Ahmedabad’s Naroda Patiya area.
2002 Gujarat riots case: Supreme Court today granted bail to one of the convicts in Naroda Patiya matter, Babu Bajrangi. He has been granted bail on health grounds pic.twitter.com/5hU9wzs5lf— ANI (@ANI) March 7, 2019
Last year, the Gujarat High Court acquitted former BJP minister Maya Kodnani and upheld the conviction of Babubhai Patel alias Bajrangi, Bajrang Dal’s prominent leader.
Naroda Patiya riots were one of the worst massacres that happened during communal conflagration that struck Gujarat in 2002, following the train burning incident on February 27, 2002, at Godhra in which 59 Kar Sevaks were killed.