May 5, 2009 12:50:28 am
In a possible case of gang war,the driver of erstwhile mafia queen,godmother Santokben Jadeja,and his friend was attacked in the early hours of Monday allegedly by the kin of late BJP leader Keshu Nebha Odedara,in Porbandar.
The incident occurred at Kadiya Plot where Santokbens driver Vanraj Malde Parmar had gone to visit his friend Sanjay Joshi. Parmar said the assailants came in four motorcycles and before they could understand anything,attacked them with pipes and sharp weapons like knives and swords.
He said the attack was in retaliation to Odedaras murder. Odedara was allegedly gunned down by Santokbens son Kandhal Jadeja and his supporters,two years ago.
Parmar has named seven people,including two sons of OdedaraDilip and Ramesh,his brother Rama and nephew Sanjay,in his complaint. Parmar and Joshi sustained multiple injuries in the attack and have been admitted to the Porbandar Civil Hospital.
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The entire Jadeja family,including Santokben,her four sonsKandhal,Karan,Kana and Bhoja,are accused in the Odedara murder case. The murder was said to have been committed to avenge the killing of Santokbens husband Sharman Munja in 1984.
According to reports,Odedara had provided weapons to Sharmans killers. Kandhal and Kana are accused of shooting Odedara from point blank range,while Santokben and the other family members are accused of criminal conspiracy and providing shelter to Kandhal and Kana.
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