Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jethava murder: Dinu Solanki gets clean chit.

Published: Saturday, Mar 12, 2011, 19:28 IST
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: DNA 
Dinu Bogha Solanki, a BJP MP has been given the clean chit by Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) which is investigating the murder of RTI activist Amit Jethava.
The RTI activist was allegedly killed by sharp shooter Shailesh Pandya opposite the Gujarat high court in July 2010 and Jethava's family had accused Solanki of being the brain behind the incident.
Apart from Pandya, Shiva Solanki, nephew of Dinu Solanki, police constable Bahadursinh Vadher, Sanjay Chauhan, Pachan Desai and Udaji Thakor were also arrested.
Jethava had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking action against the illegal mining in Gir forest.
Jethava's family members had accused Dinu Solanki of issuing threats to him for his PIL had allegedly obstructed the illegal mining in Gir.
On Thursday, SM Chaudhary, investigation officer in the case, filed an affidavit before the high court stating that police had taken the statement of the BJP MP on September 16, 2010 and they found no evidence to prove his involvement in the murder. Chaudhary filed an affidavit in connection with a petition filed by Amit's father Bhikha Jethava seeking CBI investigation into the murder.
Chaudhary filed an affidavit opposing the petition and said, the investigation has been done in an impartial manner.Anand Yagnik, counsel for Bhikha Jethava said they are not satisfied with the investigation and will put their side of the story during further hearing on March 15.

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