Sonawane murder: Son of prime accused gets bail
Kunal Shinde, an accused in the Malegaon Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane murder case, was granted bail by a MCOCA court, a defence counsel said on Wednesday.
Nashik: Kunal Shinde, an accused in the
Malegaon Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane murder case,
was granted bail by a MCOCA court, a defence counsel said
Judge MS Javalkar of the special Maharashtra Control
of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA)court on Tuesday granted bail to
17-year-old Kunal, son of prime accused Popat Shinde in the
Sonawane murder case, defence counsel Rahul Kasliwal said.
Kunal, who was booked under stringent provisions of
MCOCA along with 14 others, was lodged in a remand home since
his arrest for being a juvenile.
Additional Collector of Malegaon Yashwant Sonawane was
burnt alive allegedly by oil-mafia on January 25 near Manmad
town when he caught them red handed.
The prime accused Popat Shinde, who had sustained 80
percent burn injuries in the incident, later succumbed to them
in JJ hospital of Mumbai.
10 out of 15 accused, including Popat Shinde, his two
sons and others, against whom MCOCA was imposed, are presently
in the judicial custody while four others are absconding.
Another accused Police Inspector Jagan Pimple, who was
suspended after the incident, has challenged the prosecution
in court for booking him under MCOCA.
The state government recently requested the CBI to
probe the gruesome murder of Sonawane.