‘You have no chance’: The man who tried to murder PM Modi in 2010
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By BHANDAI, India (Reuters) – An Indian court on Friday rejected the request of a former police officer who said the prime minister of Gujarat was killed by the state’s then-chief minister Narendra Modi in the aftermath of a 2010 mob attack.
Lawyers for the former police captain filed a petition before the court in the eastern Indian state of Rajasthan, saying a murder trial by the chief justice in a separate case would violate the state Supreme Court’s order that the trial should not proceed.
The court, however, rejected the petition.
India’s Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld the death sentence for Modi, the first Indian leader to be killed in office in more than two decades.
Modi has been accused of orchestrating a mob attack on the home of the prime minster, Manmohan Singh, in 2010 that killed 11 people and injured more than 200.
The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which was headed by Modi, has sought to have the trial thrown out on grounds that the court should have ordered a retrial.
(Reporting by Ravi Sood and Prashant Kapur; Writing by Suresh Kulkarni; Editing by David Evans)
By BHANDAI, India (Reuters) – An Indian court on Friday rejected the request of a former police officer who said…