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Amit Shah in Gujarat court in 2002 Naroda Gam case

IANS | Ahmedabad |

BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday appeared before a special sessions court here following summons issued in the 2002 Naroda Gam case in which 11 persons were killed.

Shah was summoned after the key accused in the case and former Minister in the then Narendra Modi government Maya Kodnani claimed to have failed to get the BJP chief to depose as a witness in her favour.

As many as 14 witnesses have already deposed and have been examined.

Kodnani, who was in 2012 convicted in the Naroda Patiya case, had insisted that she was in the state assembly and later at her hospital when the killings occurred on February 28, 2002.

The Naroda Gam killings occurred close to another massacre site Naroda Patiya, in which 100 people were died.

Kodnani wanted to present Shah to testify the veracity of her claims since, according to her, he was with her all the time.