In a significant verdict,a single-judge bench of Justice R H Shukla at the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday ordered to transfer the caste slur case registered against former vice-chancellor of Gujarat University Parimal Trivedi from a special court of Ahmedabad City Sessions Court hearing atrocity cases to any other court.
A key witness in the caste slur case against former Vice-Chancellor of Gujarat University Parimal Trivedi has alleged that former deputy chief minister Narhari Amin and two others had threatened him,asking him to turn hostile in the case.
Former vice-chancellor of Gujarat University Parimal Trivedi,accused of passing casteist remarks against a collegaue,moved an application before a special court on Friday saying he had apprehensions about not getting a fair trial from this court.
More than a fortnight has passed since the state education department issued a notice to the Gujarat University (GU) Vice-Chancellor Parimal Trivedi,asking him to remove chief accounts officer (CAO) Minesh Shah from his post,the latter continues in his original post.
Facing the possibility of being fined for its alleged dilly-dallying approach in completing probe against Gujarat University Vice-Chancellor Parimal Trivedi who is accused of making casteist remarks against a Scheduled Caste professor,the Gujarat Police will now be defended by the highest law officer of the state,the Advocate General.