Grover murder case: Defence cross examines prosecution witness

Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 23:43

Mumbai: The trial in the sensational Neeraj
Grover murder case continued today with prime accused Maria
Susairaj`s new lawyer cross examining a prosecution witness,
who had accompanied police and the accused to the spot where
Grover`s body was disposed off.

Susairaj`s lawyers Sudeep Pasbola and Acharya Murthy
withdrew from the case after the panch witness Usha Ramalu
alleged that she was threatened not to depose in the case at
their behest.

Subsequently Susairaj appointed advocate Sharif Shaikh as
her lawyer.

Shaikh today asked Ramalu about her political affiliation
and political activity.

Ramalu told the court that she was an active member of
the RPI and was also Special Executive Officer (SEO). "As the
SEO, I am authorised to conduct test identification parades in
jails and also record dying declarations," she said.

Ramalu had identified Susairaj as the one who lead the
police to Manori jungles in the outskirts of the city from
where Grover`s burnt skull, rib cage and leg bones were

Kannada actress Susairaj and her naval officer fiance
Emile Jerome Mathew are accused of allegedly murdering
television executive Neeraj Grover on May 7 last year.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 23:43

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