`Police doing their best to trace Datta Samant`s murderer`
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Last Updated: Monday, May 03, 2010, 22:49
Mumbai: Mumbai police commissioner D Sivanandan today appeared in the Bombay High Court and assured that police are trying their level best to trace the absconding convict in Datta Samant murder case.

Division bench headed by Justice B H Marlapalle had summoned Sivanandan as Vijay Thopate, convicted for murder of union leader Datta Samant in 1997, is missing.

Thopate jumped his parole in 2005.

Sivanandan appeared before the court today, and told the court that a cash reward of Rs 20,000 has been declared for any information about his whereabouts.

Court directed that wide publicity should be given about his absconding in media.

Matter has been now adjourned to June 9.


First Published: Monday, May 03, 2010, 22:49

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