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Gujarat HC dismisses Samiti's petition

india Updated: Aug 11, 2008 23:03 IST

The Gujarat High Court on Monday dismissed the petition filed by Jageja Gujarat Sangarsh Samiti demanding action against Gujarat police for not giving them permission to carry out a 72-hour fast.

The division bench of acting Chief Justice M S Shah and Justice D H Waghela on Monday dismissed the petition after AGP Maithili Mehta submitted before the court that the decision on Samiti's application, asking permission to hold fast, will be taken in the next three days.

The Samiti, spearhearding agitation against "slow-paced" investigation in mysterious deaths of two boys of spiritual leader Asaram Bapu's ashram, had announced to hold 72 hours fast from August 8.

But after the police denied them the permission, the Samiti approached the High Court saying that to go on fast is birth right of people and asked the court take action against, Gujarat Government, its home secrectary and city police commissioner, who were made respondents in the case.

Bodies of Dipesh and Abhishek Vaghela were found near Sabarmati river on July 5 after they were reported missing a few days before.

Meanwhile, hearing of another Public Intrest Litigation (PIL) filed by one P H Parmar in the same issue has been adjourned till August 25.

Parmar had demanded thorough investigation into the death of two cousins and incidents of violence during the bandhs.