Thakore and Dhavalsinh Zala -- both former Congress MLAs who switched their loyalties to the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections -- contested the Assembly bypolls on BJP tickets but suffered humiliating defeats.
The HC was hearing the murder of a man in Gujarat who belonged to an ST community in Rajasthan. The accused argued the man was not an ST member in Gujarat and provisions of the Act were not applicable to them.
The deceased, 40-year-old Govardhan Khatik, who owned a paan shop, suffered from a brain hemorrhage after he was attacked by a transgender person during an argument over a donation to celebrate the birth of his boy.
Two days ago, the Gujarat government had announced a reduction in the fines under the new Motor Vehicles Act. Other states, including Odisha, West Bengal and Karnataka, will also bring down the fines.