Margao blast accused`s father serves notice on police
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 23:05
Panaji: Siddhagonda Patil, father of the deceased Malgonda Patil, who was killed in the Margao bomb explosion, has served a legal notice on Margao police for their failure to hand over him his son's body.

The notice, which is served through his lawyer V M Deshpande, demands that the State should pay Rs 20,000 for the family of Malgonda as they incurred in these expenses in coming to Goa to take over the body.

Police called Malgonda Patil's family members to take the possession of the body to perform final rites but at the last minute told that the postmortem is yet to be conducted, the lawyer Deshpande said this evening.

Malgonda Patil is named as a prime accused in the 16/10 Margao blast case. Patil was killed few hours after one amongst the three explosives exploded and his accomplice Yogesh Naik, died on Tuesday after being critically injured.

After telephonic discussion with the relatives of Malgonda they had come to take custody of the dead body. They had to spend Rs 20,000 on the ambulance, stay and food, the notice reads.

The lawyer said that Siddhagonda is a farmer and Malgonda belongs to a very poor family. They had to borrow money to meet expenses for Goa visit and even after coming here, the police refused to hand over the body.

Siddhagonda wanted that after receipt of the notice, police, with due respect, should bring the body to Karjanagi, Post Nigadi, Taluk Jat, District Sangli.

The lawyer said that the Rs 20,000 expenses borne by his client to come to Margao may be paid. "If not, the client will seek justice in court and you (police) will be responsible for the repercussions," the notice reads.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 23:05

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