ACB Court Judge R M Vora issued the warrant against Solanki under section 70 of the CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) after he failed to respond to summons and a bailable warrant issued against him by the same court.
The Gujarat High Court had recently rejected petitions of Solanki as well as former minister of state for fisheries Dileep Sanghani challenging the proceedings initiated against them by a special Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court in the alleged scam.
Solanki and Sanghani had moved the high court after the ACB court in Gandhinagar issued summons to them based on the ACB inquiry report.
Complainant Ishaq Maradia had accused Solanki of illegally granting contracts for fishing in 58 reservoirs across the state.
During past hearings in the high court, Solanki had said the contracts were granted by Sanghani as he was then designated as cabinet minister.
Then Gujarat governor Kamla Beniwal, on July 30, 2012, overruled the state cabinet and sanctioned Solanki's prosecution under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Maradia then moved the ACB court demanding criminal prosecution of Solanki and Sanghani.
After the case was registered against the two, the special court asked the ACB to conduct an inquiry in May 2013.
The report was submitted before the ACB court in 2015 which indicated irregularities in award of contracts for fisheries.
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