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Israel- Erosion of Support

to do with the fact the report came out! on November, 14, 1980. Naturally, then, there is no mention at all in the annual report of the 'progress' of the cases prominently mentioned in the 1978 report, including of course the most prominent of them. Appendix I of the 1978 report had listed "some important cases" dealt with during the year; and leading the list above all the rest was the case of "A former Prime Minister of India, her Additional Private Secretary and a former Director, CBI", who were alleged to have conspired together and caused harassment to four public servants by instituting criminal proceedings against them without justification because they were responsible for collecting information for answering a parliament question. Decoded, the 'case under investigation' referred to the charges against Indira Gandhi, R K Dhawan and D Sen who were accused of instituting false cases against four officers investigating Maruti deals; and during 1979, chargesheets were filed against these three on April 16, and Special Court No 1 began hearing the cases in June. Again, according to the 1978 annual report, "a former Prime Minister, her Additional Private Secretary and a former DIG of police were alleged to have conspired and caused illegal detention of a veteran freedom fighter and ex-Governor and seven others". In other words, Indira Gandhi, R K Dhawan and P S Bhinder were accused of the illegal detention of Bhimsen Sachar and seven others during Emergency; and Special Court II began hearing the case in August. Once again, according to the 1978 annual report, a former Union government minister of state and a former director, directorate of audio-visual publicity were alleged to have conspired and misused the official machinery in the preparation of designs of election posters for the said minister during general election in 1977; and the case against V C Shukla and others was filed in Special Court No I on June 12. On the following day, on June 13, before the same court, Indira Gandhi and others were arraigned in the case of 139 jeeps valued at Rs 70 lakh which, according to the CBI's report for 1978, had been purchased as part of a conspiracy to enable a foreign firm to secure "undue pecuniary advantage, with a corresponding loss to the Government of India".

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