Order against Pathak, Bhatt set aside

AHMEDABAD, NOV. 15. The Gujarat High Court today set aside a city sessions court order framing charges against the former Union Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Harin Pathak, the former Gujarat Health Minister, Mr. Ashok Bhatt, and others for their alleged involvement in the April 22, 1985 riots, in which a police constable was murdered.

Both the senior BJP Ministers resigned on November 11 and 12, immediately after the lower court ordered on November 7 framing of charges against them and other accused.