Dahod (Guj): A murder case has been filed
against former BJP MLA Mahesh Bhuriya and his security guard
in connection with an incident here in Jhalod last year when
an alleged robber was killed, police said on Sunday.
The FIR was registered at Limdi Police Station on the
basis of complaint filed by Mathur Sangadiya, whose son Raman
was killed in the incident.
Sangadiya had approached Gujarat High Court, alleging
that his son was murdered by Bhuriya and his men. The MLA had
claimed that Raman was shot and killed in self-defence when he
was committing a robbery.
High Court then directed the police to register an FIR.
According to Bhuriya, on February 2, 2010, he stopped his
car at Vangiwad village on the Jhalod-Dahod road after hearing
the cries for help from victims of an ongoing robbery.
Robbers fired at him too, Bhuriya said, claiming that he
and his guard fired in retaliation, killing Raman Sangadiya on
the spot, while other robbers escaped.
But Raman`s father had said in his High Court petition
that Raman and two others were travelling in Bhuriya`s car,
and they were shot at following dispute over money.