CBI begins probe into Sonawane murder case

A seven-member team of CBI on Friday launched investigations into murder of Malegaon Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane who was allegedly burnt alive by oil mafia in Nashik district.

Updated: Apr 16, 2011, 00:28 AM IST

Nashik: A seven-member team of CBI on Friday
launched investigations into murder of Malegaon Additional
Collector Yashwant Sonawane who was allegedly burnt alive by
oil mafia in Nashik district.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on April 8
registered a case against 11 persons for burning alive
Sonawane on January 25. The accused include Popat Shinde who
suffered 70 per cent burns in the incident and died a few days
later.

Sources in the local police said that they were not
aware of the future course of investigation since the apex
investigating agency has taken over the reins of probe from
them.

The police have so far booked about a dozen accused
under stringent provisions of the Maharashtra Control of
Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA) in connection with the case.
Sonawane was burnt alive by oil mafia on
Manmad-Nandgaon road on January 25 when he caught the accused
adulterating Kerosene.

PTI