October 5, 2011 1:05:32 am
Jagruti Pandya,wife of slain former minister Haren Pandya,has accused the state government of violating her privacy by posting intelligence sleuths outside her home to keep a watch on her movements.
Jagruti’s advocate Bhadrish S Raju has sent a notice to Minister of State for Home Praful Patel,DGP Chitranjan Singh and Ahmedabad Police Commissioner Sudhir Sinha alleging that illegal activities of surveillance was being carried out at her residence and her right of privacy is being invaded.
Jagruti has also warned of appropriate steps if no reply was given to her within 15 days of the receipt of the notice by the three.
The notices sent on October 1 said certain policemen in plainclothes were not only violating her privacy but were also trespassing by entering into her house and making enquiries about where she had gone,when she had gone and when would she return. She alleged these sleuths came to her home even late in the night to ask questions.
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Jagruti said ever since she filed an application in the Gujarat High Court demanding further investigation into her husband’s killing,policemen in plainclothes have been deployed outside her house.
Narrating how it all happened,she has stated in her notice that a policeman,identifying himself as one Jhala from Vejalpur police station,came to her house on September 20 and asked her father N H Vyas regarding the flight she had taken to go to Delhi and by which flight she was coming back. The policeman again came to her house to make enquiries when Jagruti returned from Delhi in the evening. The cop reportedly told her that he had been instructed by one Shaileshbhai Pandya for making inquiries.
Again on September 21 morning,two sleuths in plainclothes,identifiying themselves as assistant sub-inspector Laxmanbhai Shankerbhai Solanki and head constable Haribhai Ramanbhai Solanki from Ahmedabad city special branch,came to her house.
She said she confronted them when they came again in the evening. They told her they had been instructed to visit her house and collect details about her movements. Jagruti then took their photographs and that of their bikes.
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