No evidence against IRB chairman in Shetty murder: Govt
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Last Updated: Monday, April 12, 2010, 19:00
Mumbai: The State government on Monday told Bombay High Court that Pune rural police has not found any evidence against Virendra Mhaiskar, Chairman of IRB Infrastrcture Developers, in Satish Shetty murder case.

However, the lawyer for Sandip Shetty, Satish's brother, maintained that investigation was going in wrong direction, and police did not want to arrest Mhaiskar.

Sandip had earlier alleged that his brother, a well known Right To Information activist, had received threats from Mhaiskar, after he exposed a scam.

High Court took suo motu notice of Shetty's murder in Talegaon, near Pune, in January this year. Shetty had exposed several land-related scams through RTI.

Pune rural police have arrested six persons in the case, but last week government decided to transfer the probe to CBI.

Today, State sought court's permission to file chargesheet against those arrested, though CBI is expected to carry out a fresh probe.

"As per the law, chargesheet has to be filed within 90 days of arrest, otherwise accused gets bail by default," said advocate Nitin Deshpande, the government lawyer. CBI can continue the probe even after that, he pointed out.

The division bench headed by Justice F I Rebello then allowed the Pune police to file chargesheet. Next hearing of the case is scheduled for April 21.


First Published: Monday, April 12, 2010, 19:00

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