Kin of cop who ‘killed self’ in Gujarat meets AAP leader, set to take case to Supreme Court

Investigating officer J G Chavda of Tharad police station said that among the eight accused, one was in custody while five others were out on bail.

Written by Lakshmi Ajay | Kamli | Published:October 16, 2016 12:59 am
Arvind Kejriwal, Arvind Kejriwal AAP, Gujarat cop killed, Supreme court, ahmedabad, ahmedabad news, Indian express news Kantibhai Thakore with Kejriwal Saturday. (Source: Express Photo by Javed Raja)

The family members of a head constable who allegedly committed suicide in August, accusing local politicians and bootleggers of harassment, met Delhi CM and AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday and sought his help in the probe. Nagjibhai Thakore, from Bhabhar in Banaskantha, allegedly ended his life, accusing local politicians and bootleggers of harassment. His family sought Kejriwal’s help in the case.

Thakore’s elder brother, Kantibhai, his wife Parvatiben, who have written to several leaders, including CM, and police officers, have now vowed to take the matter to the Supreme Court. Investigating officer J G Chavda of Tharad police station said that among the eight accused, one was in custody while five others were out on bail in the case. A case involving quashing of an FIR by two accused is pending in a local court.

Speaking to villagers of Kamli outside the Brahmani Mataji temple at Unjha, Kejriwal, said, “Nagjibhai used to work against those making spurious liquor and send them to jail. He wrote to senior officials that Congress and BJP leaders were giving him death threats, but no action was taken. There was so much pressure put on him that he committed suicide… He named several big leaders and ministers, but no one has gone to jail yet.”

Thakore’s body was found lying near railway tracks on August 30. A three-page suicide note, written by the deceased, alleged harassment by local politicians and municipality officials, bootleggers and several police officers. The family has been complaining about loose ends in the probe, alleging a possible kidnapping of the victim. Thakore is survived by his wife and three sons — Vishal (18), Pravin (16) and Gaurav (14). Kantibhai says that the family is yet to get any pension or financial support from the government. She says, “Kejriwal has told me that all our expenses in Delhi will be borne by him.”

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