Updated: June 30, 2015 1:32:01 pm
The Gujarat High Court on Monday disposed of a petition seeking declaration of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination as suicide. The petition was filed back in 1986, two years after her assassination, in the high court by the petitioner who failed to appear before the court even once.
The division bench of Acting Chief Justice VM Sahai and justice RP Dholaria dismissed the petition stating that no one has put in appearance to press this petition. The bench stated that “the prayer of the petitioner is to declare that Indira Gandhi committed suicide which can’t be granted.”
The petition was filed by one Navnitlal Manilal Shah, a resident of Ghatlodia, Ahmedabad. The court record shows that he moved the petition in 1986 but didn’t appear before the court. The record reveals that the petition was registered in 1988 and no notice was ever issued. On Monday the matter was called out twice but no one appeared following which the bench passed an order while dismissing the petition.
The order states that petitioner had referred to Dave Commission for circumstantial evidences to “declare that Indira Gandhi had committed suicide.” Gandhi was killed in 1984 by two of her guards. Dave Commission probed the 1985 Gujarat riots.
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