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Gujarat HC orders probe into criminal cases against former BJP MP

The petitioner, Mahesh Macwana, had also moved two other petitions demanding a Special Investigation Team to probe 21 alleged criminal cases against Solanki lodged since 1989.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
April 22, 2015 2:36:19 am

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday ordered the Junagadh Superintendent of Police (SP) to probe into the complaints against ex-BJP parliamentarian Dinu Bogha Solanki and others and report it in three months. The petitioner, a local RTI activist, had filed the petition against Solanki and others in 2013, alleging the involvement of Solanki and others in at least five criminal cases.

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The petitioner, Mahesh Macwana, had also moved two other petitions demanding a Special Investigation Team to probe 21 alleged criminal cases against Solanki lodged since 1989. Besides, Macwana had moved another petition, seeking quashing of an FIR lodged against him allegedly at the behest of Solanki. The court dismissed these two petitions and ordered the Jungadh SP to probe the complaints lodged by the petitioner in three months.

Macwana’s lawyer, P S Champaneri, said that the court has ordered the Junagadh police to probe all the five complaints lodged by his client in three months. Besides, the court has directed the police to provide protection to Macwana who has told the court that he is apprehending threat to his life allegedly because of Solanki, who happens to be a politically influential person in the region.

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