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1998 weapons case: Gujarat high court quashes proceedings against MLA Kandhal Jadeja


Gujarat high court has quashed proceedings against NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja in a case in which he is accused of providing a weapon to an accused in the 1998 Porbandar case.

The high court dropped the proceedings against Kandhal Jadeja due to a lack of evidence. Jadeja had challenged the order in a revision application before Gujarat High Court.

The case against Kandhal Jadeja

The case pertains to a man, an accused in a case, who was caught with a gun, and during interrogation, he told cops that the gun was given to him by Kandhal Jadeja.

An FIR was lodged against the accused by the Udyognagar Police Station in 1998. Porbandar Judicial Magistrate took cognizance of the incident and proceedings were initiated against Kandh Jadeja.

Earlier in 2011, a Porbandar Sessions Court had rejected a criminal revision application of Kandhal Jadeja. This is the second time the Kutiyana MLA has got relief from Gujarat High Court.

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On November 25, the court had upheld the decision to acquit Kandhal Jadeja in the murder of Kesu Odedera in 2005.

Interestingly 15 criminal cases are registered against Kandhal Jadeja of which two cases have been quashed so far.
Several cases of the Arms Act were registered against Kandhal Jadeja with different police stations in the state.

NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja had voted for the BJP in the Rajya Sabha election this year going against the party whip.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had directed various high courts and subordinate courts to hear criminal matters related to MPs & MLAs regularly.


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