Pune: Former deputy mayor and NCP corporator Deepak Mankar on Wednesday surrendered before ACP (Cantonment division) in connection with the case of abetment of suicide of Jitendra Jagtap, brother of policeman Shailesh Jagtap, in a land dispute case.
The Supreme Court had rejected his anticipatory bail plea on July 23 and had ordered him to surrender before the police within 10 days. He surrendered today, on the 10th day. Mankar will now be produced before the court in the afternoon.
Jagtap had jumped in front of a running train between Ghorpadi and Hadapsar on June 2. He left behind a note alleging Mankar and builder Sudhir Karnataki were harassing him.
According to the note, they were allegedly harassing him over a money dispute related to the land opposite Samarth police station.
According to the police, the land is owned by Mankar and Jagtap was the custodian. Jagtap was asking for payment of money for his services after Mankar wanted the land back. This led to disputes between them, the police said.
As per the FIR registered with Samarth police station, the accused persons were allegedly threatening Jagtap regarding the plot situated in Rasta Peth.
After the police recovered a suicide note, Jagtap’s son Jayesh (26) lodged a case against the accused persons with Government Railway Police (GRP), which transferred the case to Samarth police station for further investigation.
Meanwhile, the police arrested five persons in the case: Vinod Bhole, Sudhir Satar, Amit Tanpure, Atul Pawar and Vishal Kamble.