Pune: Former deputy mayor and NCP corporator Deepak Mankar might be arrested soon as the Supreme Court on Monday rejected his anticipatory bail plea 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 ordered him to surrender before the police within 10 days.
Jitendra had jumped in front of a train running between Ghorpadi and Hadapsar on June 2, after leaving behind a note alleging that Mankar and builder Sudhir Karnataki were harassing him.
They were allegedly harassing him over a money dispute related to 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 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.