Forensic experts rule out firing at Rane's office
Mumbai: The forensic experts, who examined
Nitesh Rane's office after a worker of his NGO accused the
politician's son of firing at him, have ruled out any traces
of cordite at the site, police said.
On September 23, Chintu Shaikh filed a police complaint
accusing Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane's son,
Nitesh of firing at him which injured his cheek at Khar office
of Swabhiman Sanghatana, an NGO run by Nitesh.
The claim was, however, rubbished by Nitesh and his
Shaikh is the vice president of transport wing of
Following the allegations, Nitesh and his two aides
Nitin Vardhanarayan and Zaheed Shaikh were charged with
attempt to murder and an FIR was lodged at Khar police
A police team and forensic experts examined Nitesh's
office and took required samples to establish the fact.
"In their report, the forensic experts have ruled out any
traces of cordite in Rane's office," Joint Police Commissioner
(Crime) Himanshu Roy said.
Cordite is an explosive powder consisting of
nitrocellulose, nitroglycerin and petroleum jelly, used as a
propellant for guns.