CID still probing 2009-complaint of conspiracy to kill Hazare: RTI
(Sourced from PTI)
Nine years on, the Maharashtra CID is still probing a complaint filed by social activist Anna Hazare against former state minister Padamsinh Patil for allegedly conspiring to kill him, according to an RTI query. Hazare had lodged the complaint in September 2009 against Patil and four others for allegedly giving "supari" (contract) to one Parasmal Jain to kill the social activist. Here's more.
The CID, which later took over the case from Parner police station in Ahmednagar district, is yet to file a charge sheet in the case, the Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed. Padamsinh Patil is already facing trial for allegedly hatching the conspiracy and killing Congress leader Pawanraje Nimbalkar on June 3, 2006, at Kalamboli in Navi Mumbai due to political rivalry.
Parasmal Jain, who had allegedly shot at Nimbalkar, in his statement earlier to a magistrate under section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), claimed that Patil paid him Rs. 30L for killing Nimbalkar and Hazare. Jain also stated that he had refused to take money to kill Hazare. Patil was arrested in the case but later released on bail by a court.
Earlier this month, Nimbalkar's wife Anandidevi moved the Bombay HC challenging a Sessions court order refusing permission to CBI to examine Hazare as a prosecution witness in connection with her husband's killing. The CBI, which is the prosecuting agency in Pawanraje Nimbalkar murder case, had said that Hazare was an important witness in the case and could help establish the motive behind the offense.
The Bombay HC had posted the petition for hearing on June 27 and directed the trial court to defer the recording of final statements of the accused persons till then.