Photos of Maya Kodnani, 2002 Riots convict, Sparks Anger

AHMEDABAD: Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani who was convicted and sentenced to 28 years imprisonment in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case in which 97 people were killed, granted bail on health grounds last year, has surfaced in a photograph taken at a meditation camp.

The court has given her regular bail and has exempted her from appearing before the police during her bail period as she is not keeping well.

According to NDTV news, the camp was organized on Saturday by a private group on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.

Sources close to Ms Kodnani confirmed that she attended the ten-day camp inorder to “relieve mental stress”. She is mentally unstable and was suggested to participate in the camp, they claimed.

The picture however sparks anger, and received a fury of comments.


“Based on the picture,SIT should move the court seeking a detailed inquiry on the status of her health based on these pictures, Shamshad Pathan,” the lawyer for the case said.

Despite the allegations against her, Ms Kodnani became a minister in 2007, when Narendra Modi was Chief Minister of Gujarat. She resigned after her arrest in 2009.