Court denies anticipatory bail to Mankar, Karnataki

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Jagtap had jumped in front of a train between Ghorpadi and Hadapsar on Saturday

Pune: The district court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory (pre-arrest) bail applications of former deputy mayor and NCP leader Deepak Mankar and builder Sudhir Karnataki in connection with abetment of suicide of Jitendra Jagtap. 

Jagtap had jumped in front of a train between Ghorpadi and Hadapsar on Saturday, after leaving behind a note alleging that Mankar and Karnataki were harassing him over money dispute related to a piece of land opposite Samarth police station. 

Both Mankar and Karnataki had filed the applications through their lawyers Sudhir Shah and Rishikesh Ganu respectively. However, the police opposed the anticipatory bail. After hearing their arguments, the court rejected the bail.

According to 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 had led to disputes between them, police said.

As per the FIR registered with Samarth police station, the accused persons were allegedly threatening Jagtap regarding the plot in Rasta Peth. 

After police recovered a suicide note, Jagtap’s son Jayesh (26) lodged a complaint against the accused persons with Government Railway Police (GRP), which transferred the case to Samarth police station for further investigation. Jagtap’s younger brother Shailesh is a head constable with Pune city police.

Meanwhile, the police have arrested Vinod Bhole, Sudhir Satar, Amit Tanpure, Atul Pawar, and Vishal Kamble. They have been remanded to police custody till June 7.

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