Accused in Sonawane murder case sent to judicial custody

A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court here on Thursday remanded nine accused in the Yashwant Sonawane murder case to 14 days` judicial custody till March 2.

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2011, 00:33 AM IST

Nashik: A special Maharashtra Control of
Organised Crime Act court here on Thursday remanded nine accused in
the Yashwant Sonawane murder case to 14 days` judicial
custody till March 2.
Police have filed a case against 15 people, and nine out
of 11 accused were in police custody till today.

Prime accused Popat Shinde died in Mumbai`s J J Hospital,
succumbing to burn injuries, while his minor son Kunal has
been sent to a remand home here.

Four other accused, including suspended Police Constable
Jagan Pimple, are absconding.
Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane was burnt alive by
Popat Shinde and others near Manmad on January 25 when
Sonawane intercepted fuel adulteration that was underway.
Shinde too got burnt and later died.

PTI