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Bail to former NCP leader in illegal mining case

Jitendra Deshprabhu was arrested by Crime Branch on August 4 after his anticipatory bail petition was rejected.



Panaji: Former NCP leader Jitendra Deshprabhu,
arrested in connection with illegal mining case, was on Tuesday
granted bail by the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court.

Deshprabhu was arrested by Crime Branch on August 4 after
his anticipatory bail petition was rejected by the Additional
Principle District and sessions court.

The NCP leader, suspended from the party after his
arrest, has to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and two
sureties of like amount and is required to report to Crime
Branch every day this week.

Deshprabhu is accused of illegally extracting ore in his
property in Pernem taluka.

Crime Branch, which is investigating the case, believes
that the iron ore running into crores of rupees was extracted
from the plot owned by Deshprabhu without government
permission.

Crime branch has also booked case against Gitesh Naik, a
contractor employed by Deshprabhu, director of State Mines and
Geology department Arvind Lolienkar, Director of Transport
Arun Desai and Chief Wildlife Warden Shashi Kumar in
connection with the case.

PTI

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