The CBI had named 15 accused in Pandya's murder. Twelve of them were convicted by the trial court on June 25, 2007. But the Gujarat High Court acquitted all of them in August 2011, citing lack of evidence. The CBI’s appeal against the HC verdict in the Pandya case is pending before the apex court.
IPS officer R S Yadav had created a controversy in 1999 when as SP of Gandhinagar, he had sought permission to prosecute the then MoS for Home Haren Pandya in connection with the kidnapping of a three-year-old girl.