The Gujarat High Court on Thursday granted bail for a week to Babu Bajrangi, a former Bajrang Dal leader serving life imprisonment in the Naroda Patiya riot case.
He had sought 30-day bail citing his wife's ill-health.Justice A S Supehia, however, granted him a one-week bail.Bajrangi is lodged at Sabarmati Central Jail here.
He was convicted by a special fast track court in 2012 for his role in the post-Godhra violence at Naroda Patiya here in 2002, and sentenced to life imprisonment till death.
Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani too was convicted in the case.
Ninety-six people had died at Naroda Patiya in one of the worst massacres of post-Godhra Gujarat riots.