Security given to Padamsinh despite murder charge: Nimbalkar
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 22:57
Mumbai: Shiv Sena MLA Omraje Nimbalkar, son of slain Congress leader Pawanraje Nimbalkar, today said NCP MP Padamsinh Patil, arrested for his father's murder in 2006, has been provided police security.

"The government has provided police security to the accused in my father's murder and instead removed my security," Pawanraje told the state Assembly here tonight.

Opposition Leader Eknath Khadse said the Home Department was favouring Padamsinh, who face murder charge, only because he belonged to ruling NCP.

Deputy Speaker Madhukar Chavan said "he (Padamsinh) demanded the security and was given. You (Nimbalkar) also seek it, you will get it."

Home Minister R R Patil said security was given to Padamsinh in keeping with the central government norms on protection of MPs.

On Pawanraje's claim that his security was withdrawn, Patil said "I was briefed that he himself declined police protection." However, police protection would be provided to him, the minister added.


First Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 22:57

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