Amit Jethwa murder case: Former BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki and other found guilty

NPnews24 online: The trial of Amit Jethwa murder case has seen many twists and turns through a long legal battle that his family fought in Gujarat High Court and the Supreme Court.

And in this former BJP MP and close aide of Amit Shah, and six others were found guilty of the murder of RTI activist and Indian environmentalist Amit Jethwa by a CBI special court of Ahmedabad.

Other seven accused including Bahadursinh Vader, a police constable, Shiva Solanki, a nephew of Dinu Bogha Solanki, Sanjay Chauhan, Sailesh Pandya, Panchan Desai and Udaiji Thakore were tried under section 302 (Murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence), 120B (criminal conspirancy to commit an offence) of the Indian Penal Code and 25(1) of Arms Act (illegal possession of arms or ammunition).

Amit Jethwa was shot dead on July 20, 2010 in front of the Gujarat HC. Earlier Gujarat Crime Branch has given clean chit to BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki. But as case transferred to CBI and they file chargesheet against them.

Amit exposed the mysterious deaths of lions in Gir forest and uncovered a big lion-poaching gang. Amit was the one who fought in election against Solanki but lost to him and he soon start exposing of illegal mining through RTIs.

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