Former chief justice of Assam High Court Ramesh Garg in a press conference on Friday alleged that Kanadia police have acted in a partisan manner against his son Ritwik Garg in a case of car accident involving associate professor at MGM Medical College, Dr Shikha Ghanghoria, who is the daughter of state forest minister Dr Gauri Shankar Shejwar.
The retired justice, who worked as a lawyer in Indore before becoming a judge in Indore high court, said that he would submit details of the case to senior officers and also the chief minister and then wait for five days. If no action is taken, then he would move high court or file private complaint in the lower court.
Justice Garg is demanding that FIR be lodged on the complaint by his son against Dr Shikha Ghanghoria. He was also upset over the fact that initially Dr Ghanghoria's car had not been seized by police, while the other car, owned by Ritwik's friend, had been towed away to Kanadia police station.
In the affidavit, Ritwik Garg has alleged that Dr Ghanghoria verbally abused him and threatened him with a pistol. Incidentally, Kanadia police have lodged case under Sections 279 and 294 of IPC against Ritwik Garg following complaint by Dr Ghanghoria.
Junior Garg was not driving the car when the accident took place, but it was being driven by Neha Dwivedi, who is an architect friend of his. The alleged accident took place near Khurana bakery, Piplyahana crossing, on November 19. No one was hurt in what was a very minor accident.
There is apparently a dispute over who was responsible for the accident. Neha Dwivedi in her application to the Kanadia police charged that it was Dr Ghanghoria's car (BMW without number plate) which while backing hit her car.
In her application she has alleged that Dr Ghanghoria threatened to kill her and also abused her. However, Dr Shikha Ghanghoria in her complaint to Kanadia police station alleged that Neha's car had hit her BMW and that Neha had initially apologised but then Ritwik had entered the scene and abused her.