Ahmedabad: The family of a civil rights advocate from
Gujarat’s Surat district has been attacked allegedly by an armed
mob, a media report said.
The house of Bilal Kagzi, a civil
rights advocate from Surat, was attacked around 1 pm on April 17
allegedly by the local BJP workers. While fearing for his life
Bilal had escaped, his seven month pregnant wife, his brother’s
wife and parents were at home. Several of his family members have
been injured, TCN News reported Thursday.
“A mob attacked my house and brutally injured my family members,
including my wife who is pregnant and is now admitted in
hospital,” he told TCN over phone.
The activist is fighting a case
against the relatives of a leader from the ruling party.
His mother later filed a case against the attackers with the
Kosamba police station, but the police have taken no action yet.
According to Bilal, a day earlier constable Awadesh Narayan
Solanki had come to his village enquiring about him and his
Bilal is the lawyer of the victim in
an adivasi atrocity case, for which the constable was transferred.