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Haren Pandya murder case: SC refuses plea to interrogate Guj CM

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to give a direction to CBI to interrogate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the murder case of Haren Pandya, the state home minister in 2003.

india Updated: Jul 15, 2009 13:43 IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to give a direction to CBI to interrogate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the murder case of Haren Pandya, the state home minister in 2003.

"There should be some basis in the allegation," a bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan said. The Court was hearing the petition filed by Vithal Bhai Pandya, father of Haren Pandya who was killed on March
26, 2003.

However, the court expressed its sympathy with the father who had come to it to seek justice in the case. "We are very sorry that a father has to come here," the bench also comprising Justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan said.

Pandya's father himself made the submission and later the bench allowed senior advocate Magan Bhai Barot to make further submissions about the case.

They contended that CBI was not examining some of the main witnesses in the case including the wife of the slain leader which would help in going into the root of the conspiracy allegedly involving the Chief Minister.