BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday told a special sessions court in Ahmedabad that former Minister in the then Narendra Modi government Maya Kodnani was in the Gujarat assembly when the 2002 Naroda Gam riots occurred in which 11 people were killed.

Shah was summoned by the court after the Kodnani claimed to have failed to get the Bharatiya Janata Party (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.