Kodnani’s remand extended till April 4

AHMEDABAD - A city court Wednesday extended till April 4 the police remand of former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, who has been arrested for her alleged involvement in a massacre during the 2002 communal riots.

Kodnani was brought to the court as her four-day remand expired Wednesday. She surrendered before the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) Friday. A day later, the city court allowed the SIT to question her for four days.

Her counsel Mitesh Amin told IANS that the city metropolitan court extended the former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister’s remand till April 4.

Kodnani had been accused of inciting riots in the Naroda Gam (village) and Naroda Patia localities in Ahmedabad in the aftermath of the burning of the S6-coach of the Sabarmati Express Feb 26, 2002 at the Godhra railway station which resulted in the death of 59 passengers in Gujarat.

The former minister is currently being questioned by the SIT at its office at the old secretariat in Gandhinagar during her remand period.


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