Shaikh meets Patil, demands Nitesh Rane`s arrest
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 02, 2010, 00:44
Mumbai: Swabhiman Sanghatana's Chintu Shaikh, who has accused state minister Narayan Rane's son Nitesh of firing at him, today met the Home minister alleging that police are delaying the probe.

"My wife and I met Home Minister R R Patil who assured that there would be a breakthrough in the case in a couple of days," Shaikh, vice-president of transport wing of Swabhiman Sanghatana, an NGO run Nitesh, son of Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane told PTI.

"I demanded the arrest of Nitesh who fired at me. I maintained my stand and repeatedly told police that it was Nitesh who shot at me. But police in the name of investigation are delaying the matter and are making every attempt to save Nitesh and no arrest has been made so far," Shaikh said.

Nitesh and his two aides Nitin Vardhanarayan and Zaheed Shaikh have been charged with attempt to murder last week after Shaikh complained to police accusing the politician's son of firing at him, injuring him on his cheek at the NGO's Khar office, police said.

According to police, Shaikh admitted himself in Hiranandani Hospital, a private hospital in Powai, where the medical report suggested the injury on his cheek in all 'probability' was not caused by a bullet, raising doubts over Shaikh's claims.

Subsequently, Shaikh was admitted to civic run J J Hospital which was ascertaining the cause of the injury on his cheek, police said.


First Published: Saturday, October 02, 2010, 00:44

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