Saturday, July 25, 2015

#Gujarat High Court judge getting threatening letters and calls

Former Gujarat High Court judge, Jyotsna Yagnik, who convicted 32 people – including Maya Kodnani, who had been part of Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet – for the Naroda Patiya massacre of 97 Muslims in Ahmedabad during the 2002 communal riots is receiving threatening letters and calls. Yagnik has sent a confidential letter to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed by the Supreme Court in this regard.In August 2012, Yagnik held Kodnani, Babu Bajrangi of the Bajrang Dal and 30 others guilty of the Naroda Patiya massacre.The appeal of Kodnani and other Naroda Patiya convicts is due to be heard by the Gujarat High Court this month.

Recently, Justices M.R. Shah and K.S. Jhaveri of the Gujarat High Court opted out of a hearing after some of those convicted  in the Naroda Patiya case tried to contact them.
Yagnik said she has been receiving threat calls and letters for a long time and repeatedly requested the state government to upgrade her security to 'Z' level from the present 'Y' level.