Jethva murder case: No role of BJP MP found
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 00:14
Ahmedabad: A probe report into the murder of RTI activist Amit Jethva claims that it has "so far" not come across any involvement of Junagadh BJP MP Dinu Solanki in the case as alleged by the father of the deceased.

This was stated in a report submitted before the division bench of Justice D H Waghela and Justice J C Upadhyay by investigating officer Raghvendra Vats, SP of Surendranagar district.

"During investigation into the case (murder of Jethva) so far we have not come across any evidence indicating involvement of Dinu Solanki in the offence," Vats stated in his investigation report submitted in court today.

"(After) investigation and interrogation of all the persons, I have not found any accused involved other than the accused already arrested and charge sheeted," he added. The bench has scheduled further hearing in the case for March 16.

The HC had last October ordered further investigation into murder of Jethva who was shot dead at a point blank range in July 2010.

The court had asked that the probe be done keeping in mind the allegations made against the Junagadh MP in a petition filed by Bhikha Jethva, father of the deceased.

Bhikha Jethva alleged that two assailants got his son killed near Gujarat High Court on July 20, 2010 at the behest of Solanki; a few days after he filed a PIL against illegal mining in the Gir Forest region of Junagadh.


First Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 00:14

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