Amit Jethwa

  • Kejriwal's gaffe, pays homage to 3 RTI activists who are alive March 9, 2014

    Ahmedabad: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal committed a gaffe at his rally here when he paid homage to four RTI activists, of whom three happen to be alive. Kejriwal started his speech on Saturday by reading an obituary note in which he named Amit Jethwa, Bhagu Dewani, Jaysukh Bhambhaniya and Manisha...
  • Amit Jethwa murder case: SC grants bail to BJP MP Dinubhai Solanki February 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Gujarat BJP leader Dinubhai Solanki, the Supreme Court on Tuesday granted him bail in the Amit Jethwa murder case. Jethwa, a RTI activist, was shot dead by unidentified persons outside the Gujarat High Court in July 2010. He was reportedly exiting a building and...
  • CBI files chargesheet against BJP MP in RTI activist murder case December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday filed a chargesheet against Bharatiya Janta Party's (BJP) MP from Junagarh Dinu Solanki in the murder case of RTI activist Amit Jethwa. The BJP MP from Junagarh was earlier questioned by the CBI in connection with Jethwa's murder case in...
  • Two MPs arrested for alleged role in different murder cases November 5, 2013

    A BJP MP and a BSP MP were on Tuesday arrested in connection with separate murder cases in the national capital. CBI arrested BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki in the murder case of RTI activist Amit Jethwa who had waged a crusade against illegal mining in Gir Forest in Gujarat....
  • CBI arrests BJP MP over murder of RTI activist Amit Jethwa November 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Bharatiya Janta Party's (BJP) MP from Junagarh Dinu Solanki for his alleged involvement in the murder case of RTI activist Amit Jethwa. The BJP MP from Junagarh had already been questioned by the CBI in connection with Jethwa's murder case...
  • CBI registers case in RTI activist Amit Jethwa's murder October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: CBI on Tuesday registered a case in connection with the sensational 2010 killing of RTI activist Amit Jethwa outside the Gujarat High Court in which a state BJP MP is a suspect. The agency started probe on the instructions of the High Court which had handed over the...
  • CBI to probe RTI activist Amit Jethwa's murder September 25, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will take over the probe into the murder of Right to Information (RTI) activist Amit Jethwa. The case has been transferred to the CBI after the Gujarat Police gave a clean chit to BJP MP Dinu Solanki in February 2012. The court observed that...
  • Amit Jethwa murder case: BJP MP given clean chit February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Gujarat Police Crime Branch on Tuesday gave a clean chit to BJP MP Dinu Solanki in connection with the RTI activist Amit Jethva murder case. The crime branch submitted its final report on Tuesday giving a clean chit to Solanki. Amit's father, Bhikha, had filed a petition in...
  • Gujarat's lack of response irks RTI activists November 23, 2010

    Ahmedabad: A Right to Information Act (RTI) Awards Committee has ranked Gujarat 18th among states implementing the Act. Two RTI activists, Alpesh Bhavsar and Paresh Parekh, have been waiting for responses to their queries for nearly five years. The duo filed a RTI application way back in 2006, seeking to know...
  • India@9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 8, 2010

    Get the day's top news with CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai on India at 9. ...
  • Jethwa murder case: BJP MP's nephew arrested September 7, 2010

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Police have arrested Shiva Solanki, the nephew of BJP MP from Junagarh Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki, in the murder case of Right to Information activist Amit Jethwa. Shiva Solanki is the main accused in the murder case and was arrested near Rajkot airport on Tuesday by a team of...
  • RTI: One right, many wrongs September 5, 2010

    RTI activist Amit Jethwa was killed on the evening of July 20 near Gujarat High Court. ...
  • Cong's given 'supari' to CBI to finish me: Modi August 26, 2010

    Gujarat: Narendra Modi has lashed out at the Congress once again. Speaking at a public function in Ahmedabad, the Gujarat chief minister said the Congress has given a 'supari' to CBI to finish him politically and stop the progress of his state. "The Congress cannot digest the progress made by Gujarat and...
  • Documents link Gujarat BJP MP to mining mafia August 25, 2010

    New Delhi: Documents accessed by CNN-IBN link BJP MP from Gujarat Dinu Solanki to the illegal mining activity going on in the periphery of Gir Sanctuary. They not only expose Solanki's clout over illegal mining in the state but also indicate that Gujarat Chief Minster Narendra Modi was well aware...
  • Gujarat MP's kin got RTI activist killed: Cops August 20, 2010

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Police are close to solving the murder of well-known Right to Information (RTI) activist Amit Jethwa, a killing that has caused widespread outrage. Investigation into the brutal killing of the RTI activist in July has zeroed in on the family of BJP strongman and MP Dinu Bogha Solanki. The...
  • RTI activist Jethwa murder case: One more arrested August 19, 2010

    Ahmedabad: Another accused has been arrested in connection with the murder of RTI activist and green crusader Amit Jethwa in Ahmedabad, police said on Thursday. Pachan Shiva (28), one of the persons who allegedly shot Jethwa, was arrested in Ahmedabad late on Wednesday night, crime branch officials said. Jethwa was shot...
  • Police constable held for Amit Jethwa's murder August 17, 2010

    Ahmedabad: A constable from Junagadh district has been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of RTI activist and green crusader Amit Jethwa here, police said on Tuesday. "We have arrested Bahadursinh Wadher, a police constable from Jungadh in connection with the killing of Jethwa. Wadher was posted in the...
  • Amit Jethwa's family wants BJP MP to be arrested August 17, 2010

    Ahmedabad: Nearly one month after RTI activist Amit Jethwa's murder, Gujarat Police Crime Branch on Monday detained BJP MP Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki's nephew, Shiva Solanki. Amit Jethwa's family now looks at the Gujarat government with a suspicious eye for his brutal murder. It’s nearly a month since RTI Activist Amit Jethwa's...
  • BJP MP's nephew detained in Jethwa murder case August 16, 2010

    Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Police Crime Branch on Monday detained four people including the nephew of Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Jungarh in connection with the murder of Right to Information activist Amit Jethwa. Shiva Solanki is the nephew of BJP MP Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki and also the Chairman of BJP-ruled Kodinar municipality....
  • BJP MP, suspect in RTI activist's murder, missing July 27, 2010

    Ahmedabad: Bharatiya Janata Party's Junagadh MP Dinubhai Solanki, who is suspected of being involved in the murder of Right to Information activist Amit Jethwa, is still missing. Solanki skipped the monsoon session of Parliament on Monday and instead issued an advertisement in three Gujarati newspapers claiming innocence. The BJP MP has not...
  • RTI activist murder: accused BJP MP missing July 22, 2010

    New Delhi: A day after the murder of Right To Information (RTI) activist Amit Jethwa in Ahmedabad, the Bharatiya Janata Party MP, accused of being responsible for the murder, has gone missing. On Wednesday, both the family of the slain activist and the Congress had openly blamed Dinu Bogha Solanki...
  • Are RTI activists an easy prey? July 21, 2010

    Fate of whistleblowers shows how even RTI is not a protection for people who chase the truth. ...
  • 'RTI is a gun without bullet' July 21, 2010

    Amit Jethwa joins a list of many information seekers who have lost their lives in 2010. His father points the finger at a BJP MP. ...
  • BJP MP killed my son: RTI activist's father July 21, 2010

    Ahmedabad: Right to Information activist Amit Jethwa's father has alleged that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP is behind the murder of his son. Jethwa's father Bikubhai Jethwa claimed that BJP MP from Junagarh Dinubhai Solanki was the brain behind the brutal killing of his son near the Gujarat High Court...
  • Gujarat RTI activist killed in Ahmedabad July 21, 2010

    Ahmedabad: Right to Information (RTI) activist Amit Jethwa was killed on Tuesday evening near the Gujarat High Court by unidentified men. Ahmedabad police official said that some unidentified men on a motorcycle fired at Jethwa killing him. Jethwa was reportedly coming out of a building after meeting his lawyer...