Pune: Former deputy mayor and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator Deepak Mankar was remanded in magisterial custody remand on Friday by a Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court.
Accordingly, he has been lodged in Yerwada Central Jail now.
After he surrendered before the police on August 1 in the case of allegedly abetting suicide of Jitendra Jagtap, brother of policeman Shailesh Jagtap, in a land dispute case, the police had added the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act against him.
The court had remanded him to police custody but he didn’t spend much time in the lock-up and complained of chest pain and uneasiness following which he was shifted to Sassoon General Hospital.
On Friday, Mankar was produced before the special judge who remanded him to judicial custody. Advocate Pushkar Durge represented Mankar in the court.
The Supreme Court had rejected his anticipatory bail plea on July 23 and ordered him to surrender before the police within 10 days.
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. They were allegedly harassing him over a money dispute related to the land.
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.