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Order reserved on Patkar plea for probe into assault case

A metropolitan court Monday reserved its order on a plea requesting further investigation into the assault case filed by Narmada Bachao Andolan leader and social activist Medha Patkar.

A metropolitan court Monday reserved its order on a plea requesting further investigation into the assault case filed by Narmada Bachao Andolan leader and social activist Medha Patkar.

Patkar demanded further investigation into the 2002 assault case stating that the police didn’t probe the case properly. She has also requested the court to form a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the matter alleging that the local police has been biased. On March 7,2002,several social activists and journalists were allegedly attacked by members of BJP youth wing at Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram Patkar during a gathering to condemn 2002 riots.

Former city mayor Amit Shah,BJP youth wing leader Amit Thakar among others have been accused in the case.

The court reserved the order for May 10.