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Noted lawyer and activist Mukul Sinha passes away

Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - May 12, 2014, 06:42 PM IST

The scientist-turned-lawyer was consistently taking on the Gujarat government on the issue of Godhara and post Godhara riots and fake encounter cases.
  • Noted lawyer and activist Mukul Sinha passes away
    Noted lawyer and activist Mukul Sinha passes away
    Ahmedabad: Noted activist and human rights lawyer Mukul Sinha passed away here on Monday.

    He was suffering from lung cancer. After his condition deteriorated suddenly on Sunday night, he was admitted to a private hospital in Ahmedabad and breathed his last this morning. He is survived by his wife and a son.
    Sinha’s body will be donated to cancer hospital.
    He had floated an NGO called the Jan Sangharsh Manch, which championed the cause of not only the riot victims, but also those sections of the society which he felt had been bypassed by the state government.
    For the past some times, he had given charge of the NGO to his wife Nirjhari Sinha and his assistant Advocate Shamshad Pathan.

    The scientist-turned-lawyer was consistently taking on the Gujarat government on the issue of Godhara and post Godhara riots and fake encounter cases.
    An alumnus of IIT Kanpur, Sinha’s work in fake encounter cases of Ishrat Jahan, Tulsiram Prajapati, Sohrabuddin and Sadiq Jamal led to the CBI investigations.

    His cross examinations of several important witnesses before the Nanavati Commission on the 2002 Godhara riots brought out the role of the state authorities.

    His critics accused him of driving an agenda against Narendra Modi and Gujarat.
    In 2007, he got involved in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case in which several top policemen were arrested by Gujarat police and NK Amin and Dinesh MN had got bail within few days of their arrest.
    In 2008, he took up Ishrat’s case and in 2009, he started representing Javed Sheikh's family.
    Based on his petition, the Gujarat High Court formed a three-member SIT of Gujarat police to probe the case.
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