<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>BJP’s former MP from Junagadh Dinu Solanki, the alleged conspirator in the RTI activist Amit Jethava’s 2010 murder case, surrendered before the CBI court on Monday evening. He was then taken to Sabarmati Jail.Jethava’s faher had in the morning approached the Supreme Court with prayer for permission to initiate Contempt of Court proceedings against the CBI and Solanki for not complying with the SC’s October 30 order.On October 30, while cancelling the regular bail of Solanki, SC’s division bench of justice AK Sikri and justice Ashok Bhusan had ordered, “Solanki shall be taken into custody and remain there during the period of eight eye-witnesses’s re-examination. The trial court shall summon 26 witnesses who are to be examined afresh, eight eye-witnesses shall be summoned and examined on a daily basis.”When neither CBI arrested him nor Solanki surrendered before the court, complainant’s advocate Anand Yagnik on November 1 had alleged that just because Solanki has political patronage, CBI is not arresting him even after the SC cancelled his bail. Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM) leader Jignesh Mevani had threatened to launch an agitation if Solanki was not arrested within 24 hours on the same day.When CBI was reportedly unmoved even after that, the deceased’s father felt he will never get justice, and approached the SC on Monday requesting to permit circulation of the contempt of court petition to respondent CBI and Dinu Solanki. It was permitted by the apex court and the matter kept for hearing on Friday, said his advocate Anand Yagnik. Hours after the news broke, Solanki surfaced at the Mirzapur Court premises in Ahmedabad which houses the CBI court.Amit Jethava had launched the campaign against illegal mining near Gir sanctuary. He had also filed a PIL demanding action. He was gunned down in front of the HC building in 2010. In 2012, HC had ordered for CBI investigation into the murder. In 2013, CBI had arrested Solanki as conspirator in the case. In February 2014, SC had granted regular bail to Solanki. After his release, during trial 105 witnesses out of 195 had turned hostile. The victim’s father then approached the SC in 2015 with a prayer to cancel Solanki’s bail.While the petition was pending before the SC, the CBI court concluded its trial. As the trial had concluded and judgment was kept reserved, complainant had approached the HC with prayer for retrial, terming it had become a mockery. The HC had ordered for retrial and ordered to change the judicial officer.JETHAVA’S MURDERAmit Jethava had launched the campaign against illegal mining near Gir sanctuary. He had also filed a PIL demanding action. He was gunned down in front of the HC building in 2010.
HC had ordered for CBI investigation into the murder.
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