Gujarat High Court grants temporary bail to murder convict Shiva Solanki

Shiva Solanki

GUJRAT: Gujarat High Court granted a week’s temporary bail to murder convict Shiva Solanki, who is facing a life sentence along with six others for the murder of RTI activist Amit Jethwa in 2010.

Division Bench comprising Justices AJ Shastri and AC Joshi seeking temporary bail for 30 days, that his wife, who is suffering from “postpartum dilated cardiomyopathy with ischemic heart disease with psychoactive illness”. His wife gave birth to twins in April.

The main counsel of Solanki, advocate Siddharth Dave, submitted that there is no one else in the family who can make the decision regarding the hospital admission. It was also pointed out that Shiva has been in jail for the past seven years and has surrendered on time whenever temporary bail was granted earlier.

While partly allowing the plea by granting temporary bail for seven days, the bench took into account medical reports along with jail remarks. The court directed for release on temporary bail with police protection with the costs for the same borne by Shiva.

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