- Ex Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani wants Amit Shah as witness
- She says she is not guilty of murder in 2002 riots case
- Told court she was unable to contact BJP chief, judge summons him
Ms Kodnani, a trained gynaecologist, has repeatedly complained to the court of being unable to contact Mr Shah. The judge today said that a summons will be served to him by the court asking him to appear as a defence witness on Monday.
Ms Kodnani has been found guilty of the massacre of nearly 100 Muslims in a neighbourhood called Naroda Patiya. She is also on trial in another case of murdering 11 Muslims on the same day in neighbouring Naroda Gram, just 10 kms away.
She says that when the violence erupted, she was with Mr Shah and others at the hospital that she ran in Ahmedabad. At the time of the riots, she was a state legislator like Mr Shah. She later served as Minister for Women and Child Development till she was arrested in 2009.