Eighteen years after the 2002 riots and 11 years after the court began the trial in the Naroda Gam massacre case, when the trial was on the verge of completion, the SIT judge, M K Dave, has been transferred.
Principal sessions judge M K Dave was hearing the final arguments from the last accused person in the case, former minister Maya Kodnani, when the Gujarat high court ordered his transfer on Friday.
Judge Dave has been transferred to Valsad district, and will be replaced by Bhavnagar principal district judge S K Baxi. Forty district and sessions judges were transferred by the HC on Friday. However, with SIT judge Dave’s transfer, all the advocates may have to make their arguments again.…
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