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Best Bakery case: Legal row continues
June 21, 2004 14:06 IST
The legal row between Maharashtra and Gujarat governments over the appointment of a public prosecutor in the Best Bakery case continued on Monday even as the trial court asked the two sides to resolve their differences by July 5, failing which the matter would be referred to the Supreme Court.
Both Maharashtra and Gujarat governments have appointed public prosecutors to the case, creating a peculiar situation before the court.
Atul Mehta and T S Nanavati appeared in the court on behalf of the Gujarat government on Monday and said they had been appointed prosecutors by the state.
The Supreme Court had on April 12 ordered the Bombay high court to set up a special court for the re-trial of all 21 accused in the case. They were all acquitted by a fast track court in Gujarat after the witnesses in the case turned hostile.
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