The Accused - II
List of politicians and sangh parivar leaders as
named by the witnesses —
Chief minister, Narendra Modi
Gulberg Society, Chamanpura: Chunnilal Prajapati, ex–municipal corporator, BJP; Mehsingh Dudhsinh Chaudhary, ex–municipal corporator, Congress; Jagrupsinh Rajput, advocate and ex–deputy mayor, Ahmedabad.
Naroda Gaon & Naroda Patiya: Dr Jaideep Patel, Gujarat state joint secretary, VHP; Mayaben Kotdani, BJP MLA; Bhartibehn, BJP corporator; Anitabehn, BJP corporator; Harish Lakshmanbhai Koshti, Shiv Sena leader; Manoj Lakshmanbhai Koshti, Shiv Sena leader; Bhav Daruwala, sarpanch); Vijay Dada, Shiv Sena leader; Bharatbhai Rabati, Shiv Sena leader.
Naroda Fruit Market: Gordhan Zadaphiya, home minister; Babu Zadaphiya; Haren Pandya (Former) revenue minister, Ashok Bhatt, BJP MLA.
Vatwa: Navneet Patel, school principal; Mahesh Patel (Bajrang Dal); Girish Pandya (BJP corporator); Amita Patel (BJP corporator).
Navapura: Mahesh Chotabhai Patel, Bajrang Dal leader.
Paldi–Ellis Bridge: Revenue minister, Haren Pandya; BJP MLA, Ashok Bhatt; Bhartibehn, BJP corporator; Anitabehn, BJP corporator; and other VHP leaders and activists from Paldi area.
Pandharwada: Sarpanch Anil Modi, BJP; Jaswant Manilal Patel, BJP, taluka panchayat pramukh, Khanpur; Sanjay, VHP district president, Panchmahal.
Anjanwa: Minister for forests, Prabhatsinh Chauhan.
Dailol: Minister for forests, Prabhatsinh Chauhan.
Dailol (highway crime, 13 slaughtered): JP Shah, manager, People’s Bank.
Mora village, Morvad (Hadap): Amrishbhai Panchal, BJP mahamantri; Bipinbhai Bhoi, BJP; Kantilal Rana, BJP; Vinod Ambalal Bhoi, Bajrang Dal, president; Vikrambhai Dindod, BJP, Rajasthan; sarpanches from the tribal villages of Veramya, Suliath, Mora, Deloch and Rajaita.
Kuvajar, Morvad (Hadap): Vinu Budha Patel, zilla panch; Amarsinh Budhabhai Patel, zilla panch.
Vejalpur, Kalol: Vinu Budha Patel, zilla panch; Amarsinh Budhabhai Patel, zilla panch.
Jhalod: Bhagwan Panchal, BJP leader; Agnesh Panchal, BJP leader; Bhavesh Babubhai Katar (son of the MP); Chhagan Bhunatar, ex-corporator; Ramanbhai Admat Khutawala, sarpanch;
Randhikpur: Rameshkumar R. Chandana, sarpanch.
Piplod: Prithvi Puwar, sarpanch, Guna village; Bhuderbhai Mulabhai, ex-sarpanch; Manubhai Valabhai, taluka pramukh.
Sanjeli: Ramesh Maharaj, Nenki sarpanch; Dalsukh Maharaj, VHP Marg Darshak Mandal.
Mehmdavad: RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal local units; Vinod Bhai Patel, BJP.
Ghasiavas, Radhanpur: Shankarbhai Lakdhirbhai Chaudhri, MLA; Pravinbhai Thakkar Mahalakshmi, Radhanpur taluka BJP chief; Ratilal Vyas, vice-chief, Santalpur taluka panchayat; also a mob of more than 700 VHP, Bajrang Dal, and RSS members; Dr. Rawal, runs hopital in Lalbaug; Kanubhai Deri, former corporator.
Visnagar, Mehsana: Prahlad Ghosa, BJP MLA.
Wadi Taiwada: Bharatesh Desai (RSS).
Roshannagar (Tulsiwadi/Hathikhana): Umakant Joshi, ex-mayor;
Machchipith: Ajay Dave, (BJP leader); Niraj Jain, VHP leader; Baka Brahmbhatt; Milind Ambegaonkar, Shikshan Samiti (Education Committee, Vadodara Municipal Corporation).
Noor Park, Tarsali: Raju Bangri, Bajrang Dal leader; Jagdish Patel (ex-sarpanch, Tarsali and BJP member).
Vishal Nagar, Tarsali: Narendrasinh Solanki, BJP, taluka panchayat member.
Raghovpura village, near Tarsali: Shantilalbhai Patel, sarpanch.
Gotri village: Kanchanben Barot, BJP councillor.
Roshannagar-Ashapuri, Navayard Cabin D Area: Pradip Joshi, municipal councillor, Bharat Shah, municipal councillor.
Amarnagar, Navayard: Pradip Joshi, municipal councillor.
Ektanagar, Navayard: Pradip Joshi municipal councillor.
Sama: Pradip Joshi, BJP municipal councillor.
Bajwa: Jayaben Thakkar, BJP MP.
Maretha: Pramodbhai of Chappad, Bajrang Dal leader; Nilesh Bhogilal Patel, Bajrang Dal leader; Mahesh Haribhai Rabari, Bajrang Dal leader; Raghubahi Bharwad, Bajrang Dal leader); Sukhdeo Thakur, sarpanch; Kantaben Sanabhai Vasava, sarpanch; Veenabhai Chagganbhai Patel, ex-BJP leader.
Ranoli: Chandrakant Patel, sarpanch; sarpanch’s two sons.
Samiala: Narendrabhai Gordhanbhai Vaid, sarpanch; Kamlesh Gordhanbhai Patel, deputy sarpanch).
Lakshmipura: Bhagatsinh Gaikwad, panchayat member; Labhubhai, gramsewak; Bharatbhai, doctor;
Taiwasa: Bharatesh Desai, RSS. After the Godhra incident an urgent meeting of the activists of BJP. VHP, RSS, & Bajrang Dal was held under the leadership of Yogesh Patel, MLA; Nalin Bhatt (ex-chairman, GEB); Jani Mama, municipal councillor and librarian, MS University; Pankaj Jain, advocate; Ashok Pawar, municipal corporator, Samata Party; Pranav Patel, municipal corporator..
Bhiloda: Gunvantbhai Bhagwandas Trivedi, BJP; Rupesh Trivedi, RSS pracharak; Prabhudas Lalabhai Patel, RSS joint secretary for Banaskantha and Sabarkantha.
Kidiad: Kalubhai Malwad, BJP, MLA.
Kediagaon: Kalubhai Malwad, BJP, MLA.
Prantij, Himmatnagar: Ranjitsingh Chawda, minister of state for cottage industries; Jagdish Taral, VHP leader.
Mujethi, Idar: Kantibhai Hiralal Patel, sarpanch; Suryakant Joshi, BJP taluka leader.
Bharuch city: Viral Desai, VHP, Bharuch president, Satish Mistry, BJP corporator and also an active BD/RSS member.
Mandwa: Mahesh Shankar, Mahesh Dalpat Parmar, Khushal Chiman Machhi Patel, Thakore Jina, Chandubhai Bhikhabhai Machhi Patel, Bhikha Sardar (All belonging to the Bajrang Dal).
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