CBI allowed to seek second opinion in Mhase case

A local court on Friday allowed CBI to seek second opinion on the voice samples of Manisha Mhase, arrested in connection with a bribery case.

Last Updated: Jan 06, 2012, 20:51 PM IST

Mumbai: A local court on Friday allowed CBI to
seek second opinion on the voice samples of Manisha Mhase, an
advocate and daughter of Maharashtra State Commission for
Consumer Disputes Redressal President S B Mhase, arrested in
connection with a bribery case.

"The court has given us permission to seek second opinion
on the voice samples of Manisha Mhase and another lady (who
was not identified)", said special CBI prosecutor Azhar Ali
Ansari.

We had moved an application as we wanted to conduct
detailed investigation, he said.
Manisha Mhase was arrested on October 12 for allegedly
accepting a bribe of Rs 30 lakh for getting a favourable order
in the matter pending with the National Consumer Disputes
Redressal Commission (NCDRC).

CBI had said that during the recorded conversation
between them (Manisha Mhase and and another key accused Sunil
Shirole), the former instructed the complainant that the
bribe amount be handed over to her contacts in Pune.

Shirole, on October 10, told the complainant to
deliver the money after which the accused Somnath Sutar and
Hansraj Singh, who had come to collect money, were arrested.
Sutar and Singh said that they had accepted the bribe amount
at the instance of Shirole and Mhase, according to CBI.

PTI