A cabinet minister in India's western state of Gujarat surrendered to police Friday over charges that she incited a mob during 2002 anti-Muslim riots that left at least 2,000 dead. Women and Child Welfare Minister Maya Kodnani is the highest-ranking Gujarat official to be arrested in the wake of the riots. She is accused of leading a mob that killed more than 100 people during some of the worst religious riots since India's independence in 1947, but denies all charges. The arrest is a major embarrassment for the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the run-up to national elections, where the BJP is contesting as the main opposition party.