A Delhi court on Wednesday granted a two-day transit remand to CBI to take arrested BJP MP Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki to Ahmedabad in connection with murder of RTI activist Amit Bhikabhai Jethwa who had waged a crusade against illegal mining in Gir Forest, home of Asiatic lions.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Lokesh Kumar Sharma allowed CBI to take Solanki to Ahmedabad under its custody after the agency sought his two-day remand, saying he is required to be produced before the court concerned on Thursday.
Solanki, Lok Sabha member from Junagadh, Gujarat, was arrested last evening after he joined the investigation at CBI headquarters following a Supreme Court order.
"Application seeking two-day transit remand was moved by CBI for his (Solanki's) production before special CBI court as the accused is stated to be involved in the crime..."Accused is remanded to two days of transit remand in police custody," the CMM said.
The court also directed CBI to get the accused medically examined in a government hospital in Gujarat.
Seeking his transit remand, CBI told the court that Solanki has been booked under Sections 120 B read with 302 IPC for conspiring to murder Jethwa in July 2010.
The agency alleged that he was "actively involved" in the conspiracy and he was arrested "after his answers were not satisfactory during the investigation and pointed towards his involvement in the crime".
It said he has to be produced before the special CBI court in Ahmedabad tomorrow and from there it will seek his custody for further investigation in the case.
CBI submitted that two charge sheets has already been filed before the designated court in Ahmedabad and Solanki was named as accused in the second charge sheet in which he has been booked for the murder of the activist.
The agency told the court that investigation was handed over to it on the directions of Gujarat High Court as the state police had given clean chit to Solanki in the case.