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Supreme Court verdict in Haren Pandya murder case today

Haren Pandya, who was a minister in the Narendra Modi government, was shot dead on March 26, 2003 in Ahmedabad while he was out on a morning walk.

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The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on Friday on petitions challenging the acquittal of 12 accused in the March 2003 murder of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya.

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran has reserved its order on an appeal filed by the CBI on January 31 this year against a Gujarat High Court order dated August 29, 2011 which acquitted the accused and slammed the investigating agency for a “botched-up”probe.

The court will also deliver its judgment on a plea by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) seeking a fresh, court-monitored probe in the case citing “new pieces of information that have come to light…”

Pandya, who was a minister in the Narendra Modi government, was shot dead on March 26, 2003 in Ahmedabad while he was out on a morning walk.

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In 2007, a designated court hearing cases under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002 convicted the 12 accused and sentenced them to life imprisonment.

First published on: 05-07-2019 at 02:06:44 am
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