Grover murder: 1 more held for threatening prosecution witness

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 21:18

Mumbai: In a fresh development in last
year`s murder of television executive Neeraj Grover, one more
person has been arrested for allegedly threatening a
prosecution witness, police said on Tuesday.

Munshi Yadav (38) was apprehended yesterday from Lucky
online lottery centre in suburban Goregaon on charge of
threatening a `panch` witness Usha Ramalu, Joint Police
Commissioner Rakesh Maria said.
Yadav, who was produced before a court here, has been
remanded in police custody till September 14.

Earlier, Yadav`s associate, Raju Wankhede(37), a small
-time real estate agent, was arrested on the same charge.

Police said on September 5, both had gone to Ramalu`s
residence and told her not to depose against Kannada actress
Maria Susairaj, the prime accused in the case. They allegedly
warned her of dire consequences if she testified against the
actress. Wankhede had been arrested the same day.
Maria said according to the FIR, Yadav had gone to
Ramalu`s house and told her not to say anything against
Susairaj in the court. "She also said that Yadav took her
outside the house and made her speak to Wankhede, who was
waiting there.

"The witness claimed that she was subsequently made to
speak to Raja Thakur, one of the actress` lawyers, over mobile
phone," Maria said.

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First Published: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 21:18

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