Pune bandh probe: Voice samples of Sena leaders to be collected

Voice samples of two Shivsena leaders --party MLC Neelam Gorhe and Milind Narvekar, personal secretary to Sena Executive president Uddhav Thackeray-- will be collected by Pune police as part of investigation.

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2011, 16:00 PM IST

Pune: Voice samples of two Shivsena leaders
--party MLC Neelam Gorhe and Milind Narvekar, personal
secretary to Sena Executive president Uddhav Thackeray-- will
be collected by Pune police as part of investigation into the
role of the duo in "hatching a conspiracy" to incite violence
on December 28, 2010 when a bandh was observed here to protest
the removal of statue of Dadoji Kondadev.

Police had booked the two leaders-- who were later
granted bail-- for their alleged telephonic conversation
intercepted on December 27, purportedly deliberating a plan to
disturb law and order situation in the city and putting buses
on fire during the bandh.

Investigating police inspector Suhas Nadgouda, told
today that he received a court order on Wednesday granting
permission to collect voice samples of Gorhe and Narvekar to
corroborate the evidence contained in the CD of the taped
conversation alleged to have taken place between the Sena
leaders.

"The time and date of obtaining the voice samples has not
been fixed so far", he added.

According to the complaint registered by police, Narvekar
had allegedly instructed Gorhe in Pune to mobilise the Sena
activists on the Bandh day to set buses on fire and manage a
TV crew to take shots of the trouble spots.

Kondadev is considered to be mentor of King Shivaji.

PTI