GUJARAT HC REFUSES TO DROP DACOITY CHARGES AGAINST ANTI-CAA PROTESTOR FOR ALLEGEDLY STOPPING A STATE BUS & TAKING AWAY ITS KEYS
The Gujarat High Court refused to drop criminal charge of dacoity against Satish Pravinbhai Vansola, who was arrested in connection to anti-CAA protests in December 2019. It was alleged that the Petitioner had forcibly taken away the keys of a State Transport Bus that was plying on the route at the time of the unlawful protest. “It appears from the record that during the course of committing theft of the keys of the State Transport Bus, the petitioner had placed the driver of the said Bus under the fear of instant death. In that process, the petitioner had also restrained the driver of the said Bus from proceeding to its destination,” the court observed.