Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Police has sent teams
to Junagadh to investigate the murder of RTI activist Amit
Jethwa, who was killed in front of Gujarat High Court from a
point blank range by two assailants.
"Police are investigating all aspects linked to Jethwa`s
murder, including the name of persons figuring in the PIL on
illegal mining filed by him," DCP Brijeshkumar Jha said.
The PIL against illegal mining on the periphery of Gir
forest area has named BJP MP from Junagadh, Dinu Solanki and
his family members.
"We have found that the bike used by the assailants was
stolen from Dholka town," Jha said, adding that the bag left
by the two at the site of the incident had clothes with marks
of a Junagadh laundry.
The second lead in the case is that Jethwa had returned
from Gandhinagar, before he was shot dead near the state High
Court on Tuesday, Jha said.
The police have sent teams to Junagadh to investigate the
case, he said.
Jethwa`s father Bhikabhai yesterday alleged that Dinu
Solanki could be behind his son`s killing.
"I believe that Dinu Solanki is behind the killing of my
son. He had many times threatened me also on phone. Solanki
had threatened my son several times in Khamba and in Kodinar
also. He had threatened him in public," Bhikabhai had said
Despite repeated efforts, the BJP MP could not be reached
as he has switched off his two mobile phones and was not
available on his landline number too.
Congress MLA from Kodinar, Dhirsinh Barad has also
pointed fingers at Solanki for murder of Jethwa.
Jethwa, who had launched a campaign against illegal
mining in Gir forest, was gunned down outside the Gujarat High
Court on Tuesday night.
The incident took place when the RTI activist, came out
of the bar association`s office in Satyamev Complex opposite
the HC and was getting in his car. The assailants riding a
bike had shot him with a country-made revolver.