Prosecutors not told about filing of charge sheet against Raj
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 23:19
Mumbai: In an unusual development, the prosecutors in the case against MNS chief Raj Thackeray for alleged assault on North Indians were not aware that police have filed a charge sheet against the party chief and his 20 supporters on Wednesday.

Rohini Salian, who has been appointed as special public prosecutor in the case against Raj Thackeray, was not present in the court of metropolitan magistrate when the police filed a 73-page charge sheet against Raj and 20 others for rioting and assault on North Indians last year.

"The charge sheet is usually perused in the prosecutor's presence. But in this case I was not even informed by police that they are filing the charge sheet. Now, the prosecution will have to wait till the copy of the charge sheet is furnished to us," Salian said.

The entire exercise of the suburban Kherwadi police (of filing charge sheet against the accused for alleged assault and rioting during the railway recruitment examination at Chetna College) was done without any public prosecutor in the court.

Senior lawyer Majeed Memon, also appointed as special prosecutor in the same case, said he too was not aware of the developments.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 23:19

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