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Sanjivani scam: Raj HC again refuses to hear Gajendra Singh Shekhawat’s petition 

This is the second time Rajasthan HC has refused to entertain the petition.

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April 4, 2023, 6:24 pm

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Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. File Photo.

JAIPUR: The Jodhpur bench of the Rajasthan high court has once again declined to hear the petition of Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in relation to the Sanjivani Credit Cooperative Society scam case.

This is the second time Rajasthan HC has refused to entertain the petition. Earlier, The bench of Justice Manoj Garg had refused to hear it on March 28. The petition, filed on March 24, sought to postpone Shekhawat’s arrest and transfer the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

 The latest decision was delivered by the bench of Justice Praveer Bhatnagar. 

The Rajasthan Police has recently intensified its efforts concerning the scam, which involves more than INR 900 crore. The police is registering First Information Reports (FIRs) based on complaints registered several months ago, causing Shekhawat to accuse these cases are politically motivated. 

Shekhawat’ has filed a defamation case against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

After Justice Garg refused to hear the case on March 28, the petition was scheduled for hearing by a single bench of Justice Bhatnagar on Tuesday. 

However, he also declined to hear the matter. Senior Advocate Manindra Singh, Assistant Advocates Yuvraj Singh and Aditya Vikram Singh represented Shekhawat at the Jodhpur High Court. 

First published: April 4, 2023