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The 60-year-old officer, who was to retire on May 31, was serving as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) with the Ahmedabad police when his dismissal order came, said M R Soni, Deputy Secretary (Inquiry), Gujarat Home Department.
The court’s reasoning was based on its observation that as far as criminal appeals are concerned, it is not necessary to include every ground of argument in the petition, thereby allowing the said amendments to be argued by the petitioners during the final hearing.
The case was registered by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch on a complaint accusing Teesta Setalvad and her husband Anand of "fraudulently" securing grants of Rs 1.4 crore from the union government through their NGO Sabrang Trust between 2008 and 2013.
Allowing an appeal filed by the Gujarat government, the apex court had last year “accepted” a scheme set up by the Gujarat government under which it had agreed to pay a maximum of Rs 50,000 compensation to all places of worship that were damaged during the riots.