Maha CM refutes charge of `going soft` in Rane case

Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 22:14

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok
Chavan on Friday denied any government pressure on police in the
case of alleged firing incident involving Revenue minister
Narayan Rane`s son.
"There is no political pressure from the Government in
the matter, investigations are on. An appropriate action would
be taken after the outcome of the investigations," Chavan said
while replying to allegation by Shiv Sena of "going soft" in
the case.

Earlier, Sena spokesperson Neelam Gorhe alleged that
the government is "going soft" on the issue and not arresting
Nitesh despite being charged under IPC Section 307 ( attempt
to murder).

"Nitesh has not been arrested so far though he has
been booked under IPC Section 307. In fact, his brother Nilesh
is speaking to media about his innocence," Gorhe said.
She questioned whether the government is allowing him
to buy time for getting an anticipatory bail or run away to a
foreign country to evade arrest.

The Sena spokesperson also demanded resignation of
Rane whose son Nitesh allegedly fired at Chintu Sheikh, a
member of NGO Swabhiman Sangathana.


First Published: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 22:14
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