Guj govt to move SC in Haren Pandya murder case

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 16:40

Ahmedabad: Gujarat government on Tuesday
informed the High Court that it would move the Supreme Court
against its order of dropping murder charges against the
accused in the Haren Pandya murder case.

"The state government is going to appeal the Gujarat high
court order of August 29, 2011 in the Supreme Court," the
special public prosecutor JM Panchal representing the state
government told justice RH Shukla who was hearing the
petition of Pandya`s wife demanding re-investigation in the
case.

Jagruti Pandya, wife of Haren, a former Minister of
State for Home in Gujarat`s BJP government, had filed a
petition in the High Court last week seeking reinvestigation
in the murder of her husband who was shot dead on March 26,
2003, when he had gone for a morning walk.

Gujarat High Court in its order on August 29 dropped
charges of murder against 12 persons convicted for the killing
of Haren Pandya while upholding the charges of criminal
conspiracy and terrorism under POTA against them awarded by
the trial court.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 08:50

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