RTI activist's murder: Ex-BJP MP, 6 others sentenced to life

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Ahmedabad, Jul 11 (PTI) A special CBI court Thursday sentenced former BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki and six others, including his nephew, to life imprisonment in connection with the murder of RTI activist Amit Jethwa in 2010, accepting the prosecution's argument that it was a pre-planned conspiracy.

Jethwa, a lawyer, was killed outside the Gujarat High Court, days after he filed a petition against Dinu Solanki and his nephew Shiva Solanki as part of his efforts to expose illegal mining activities in the Gir forest region.

Special CBI judge K M Dave also imposed a fine of Rs 15 lakh each on Dinu Solanki and his nephew, and ordered the CBI, which probed the case, to take appropriate action against witnesses who have turned hostile.

The court accepted the prosecution's stand that Jethwa's murder was a pre-planned conspiracy...