Babu Bajrangi is the alias of Babubhai Patel, a former Bajrang Dal
leader, and central figure in the Gujarat violence of 2002
. He subsequently joined the Shiv Sena
. In 2012 he was convicted, along with Maya Kodnani
and 30 others for his role in the Naroda Patiya massacre. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.
In a hidden camera interview
Bajrangi described his elation while killing and said he was ready to die for Hindutva
. He also said that Narendra Modi
was a hero for whom he was ready to die, that the violence was carried out with Modi's blessing
, and that Modi subverted the legal process to save him.