Amit Shah and Maya Kodnani were escorted out of Sola Civil in police van: Bharat Patel
Amit Shah and Maya Kodnani were escorted out of Sola Civil in a police van on February 28, 2002. A few hundred metres away, Shah got off and went away in another car, while Kodnani sat in the van till RTO. From there, she went in her car Asarwa Civil. This was part of the submission by Bharat Patel, a witness for Kodnani. Patel was examined on Monday. His cross-examination will take place on Wednesday, when the next hearing in the case is scheduled.
Patel is a resident of Odhav. His friends, Satish Vyas and Manoj Chhaparia, who lived close to his home then. were travelling on Sabarmati Express on February 28, 2002. Patel told the court that they had got information that the survivors would reach Maninagar railway satation that evening. While Chapparia arrived, there was no news of Vyas. Upon inquiry, they found out that he had died. Patel, along with Odhav councillor Jagdish Patel reached Sola Civil Hospital at night after getting information that the bodies would be brought there. However, there they were told that the bodies would arrive in the morning.
“Around 12.30 am, we set out for home. On the way, Jagdishbhai called up …read more