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Supreme Court adjourns hearing for four weeks in Mahatma Gandhi assassination case

The Supreme Court On Monday Adjourned Hearing Of Re-investigation Case Of Mahatma Gandhi Assassination For Four Weeks.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ashish Ranjan | Updated on: 30 Oct 2017, 11:41:45 AM
SC adjourns hearing for 4 weeks in Mahatma Gandhi assassination case (File photo)

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned hearing of re-investigation case of Mahatma Gandhi assassination for four weeks.

The case was adjourned as amicus curiae Amrender Sharan sought more time to reply. The SC asked amicus curiae to examine legal validity of plea, asking both parties to clarify their locus standi.

The great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Tushar Gandhi, had opposed the plea.

Earlier on October 6, the Supreme Court had appointed senior lawyer Amrender Sharan as Amicus Curiae to examine whether there is scope for re-investigating Mahatma Gandhi's assassination in 1948.

Dr Pankaj Phadnis, a Mumbai-based researcher and a trustee of right-wing organisation Abhinav Bharat, had sought the reopening of investigation into the assassination on several grounds, alleging a "larger conspiracy."

Phadnis had raised questions that whether there was a third assassin other than Narayan Apte and Nathuram Godse.

Mahatma Gandhi was shot point blank on January 30, 1948.

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First Published : 30 Oct 2017, 11:41:27 AM