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1985 anti-quota riots: Ahmedabad court acquits BJP corporator, five others in cop murder case

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Five persons, including a sitting BJP corporator, accused of murdering a police during the 1985 anti-reservation riots, were acquitted by a local court on Tuesday.

A R Patel acquitted BJP corporator Mayur Dave, Vijay Shah, Kiran Shah, and for the lack of evidence.

They were accused of killing in the city's Khadia locality after a stir against reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in government jobs and education turned violent.

There were 11 accused in the case out of which two BJP leaders -- former and former Union -- were acquitted in 2006.

Their acquittal was challenged by the widow of the Later the upheld their acquittal.

Four other accused died during the trial.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 22:00 IST
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