The court also upheld the criminal prosecution initiated by a special Anti-Corruption court in Gandhinagar district against Parshottam Solanki, the current Minister of State for Fisheries, and Dileep Sanghani, the former state agriculture minister.
Senior advocate Suresh Shelat argued that Beniwal took into consideration all the relevant factors,including the manner in which Solanki had granted fishing lease against the established government policy,before granting sanction to prosecute him.
The state government on Tuesday defended states Fisheries Minister Purushottam Solanki who has filed a petition challenging Governor Kamla Beniwals decision to grant sanction to prosecute him in a Rs 400-crore fishing scam.
The Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notices to the private secretary of Governor Kamla Beniwal and the state government in connection with a petition moved by Fisheries Minister Purushottam Solanki.
A Gandhinagar court ordered district superintendent of police to conduct an inquiry into an alleged scam of Rs 400 crore involving states Fisheries Minister Purushottam Solanki under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and submit a report