Best Bakery case: Gujarat govt appoints public prosecutor

Ahmedabad, June 07: The Gujarat government has appointed Vadodara-based advocate Atul Mehta as public prosecutor for the Best Bakery case, a re-trial for which began at a Mumbai court today, official sources said here.

Ahmedabad, June 07: The Gujarat government has appointed Vadodara-based advocate Atul Mehta as public prosecutor for the Best Bakery case, a re-trial for which began at a Mumbai court today, official sources said here.
"It has been decided that advocate Atul Mehta will be the public prosecutor for the Best Bakery case while advocate T S Nanavati will assist and also conduct the case on his behalf when needed," Gujarat law secretary Bela Trivedi told news agencies by the phone.

With the appointment of Mehta, the confusion as to who would be the public prosecutor for the sensational riot case ends.

Proceedings of the Best Bakery case, in which 14 persons were killed, began at the special court in Maharashtra and were stalled till June 21 as the public prosecutor was not appointed till this morning.

The Supreme Court chided the Gujarat government for its poor handling of the case and riots witnesses and transferred the re-trial to a special court in Mumbai.

The Maharashtra government also took up responsibility of protecting the several witnesses and is also providing free stay.

Meanwhile, the Gujarat Police is on the ardous task of re-arresting the 21 accused persons who were released and later went missing from their homes.

Police has so far re-arrested only five accused persons in the Best Bakery case.

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