Saturday, July 08, 2017

Amit Shah meeting: activist approaches HC

Activist-lawyer Aires Rodrigues on Friday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court at Goa, seeking a thorough probe into BJP national president Amit Shah’s public meeting held at Dabolim Airport on July 1.

The matter was mentioned before the court on Friday for urgent hearing and will be heard on Monday by a Division Bench of Justices F.M. Reis and Nutan Sardessai.

The petitioner has made the Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation, Chief Secretary of Goa Director General of Police, the Airport Director and the Deputy Commandant of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at the airport parties to the petition.

The petition, filed under Article 226 of the Constitution, has sought directions to ensure that an inquiry is held to fix the responsibility for the incident, and action is taken against those responsible for the public meeting. It says the meeting is “in total violation of law”.
08/08/17 Prakash Kamat/The Hindu