The members of the posh Shri Dahyabhai Park Society, located in Ahmedabad’s Shah-e-Alam area, however, claim that the owner, Manu Dabhi, is just a front and that his Muslim employer is using him to get a toe-hold in the society.
The petition challenged a lower court order, which held that prior sanction from the government is required before lodging an FIR against an IPS officer under section 156 (3) of the code of criminal procedure (CrPC).
Indian Express goes to Ahmedabad’s Chamanpura, next door to Gulberg Society, and meet the families of the 11 convicts who have been sentenced to life for the murders of 69 persons, including former MP Ahsan Jafri, in the society in 2002.
Zakia Jafri, wife of Congress MP Ahsan Jafri who was killed in the Gulberg violence, had filed a complaint alleging such a conspiracy and accused the then chief minister Narendra Modi and others of orchestrating the riots.
In the 30-page statement recorded by the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB), Ahmedabad, Haldar “confessed” to have murdered three crucial witnesses and attempts to kill four others in the rape cases against Asaram and his son.
In a five-page reply filed before special judge S J Raje, Inspector Vishwas Kumar Meena stated, “Allowing the applicant to remain away for such a long period may delay the trial which would also hamper the case of the prosecution.”
According to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT), which probed the case, Ranip police station officials were alerted by the jail authorities after Lallu didn’t return on April 8.
Pandey is not the only accused in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case to be rehabilitated. Over the past two years, since the investigation hit a dead end, all the accused in the case are out on bail.