Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Slain Gujarat activist's kin join illegal mining case

The Gujarat High Court Monday allowed the brother and maternal uncle of slain right to information (RTI) activist Amit Jethwa to plead in a petition challenging illegal mining around Gujarat's Sasangir lion sanctuary. Jethwa was shot dead near the high court July 20. It was due to Jethwa's efforts that the high court ordered a survey of all the illegal mines in the region. Three people, including a police constable, have been arrested for his murder.

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