Court diary

Retired inspector in custody till Dec 11

Retired inspector Bhimrao Kamble (65) who was arrested on Friday for allegedly murdering his daughter Sunita (43) was remanded in police custody till December 11. Police had earlier arrested Sunita's brother-in-law Kalappa Shankar Kut (43) from Thane and his brother Babasaheb (46) from Kolhapur. The duo have also been remanded in police custody till December 11. Kalappa Shankar Kut allegedly strangulated her to death on January 14 this year, while his brother destroyed Sunita's cellphone. Investigation revealed that Bhimrai Kamble had asked them to kill Sunita as he wanted to take possession of the flat, where Kamble and Sunita were living since the last two-and-a-half-years.

Vaishali 'murder': Bail to techie's family

Additional sessions Judge V K Shewale recently granted bail to Shakuntala Thorat, mother of software engineer Vijay Thorat and his sister Bhagyashree who were arrested for the murder of his wife Vaishali after she died under mysterious circumstances earlier this month. The court, however, rejected anticipatory bail to Sambhajirao, Vijay's father. The court, in its bail order, stated that there was probability of the techie's father-in-law, a politician, having influenced the police. Vaishali was found dead at her residence in Hinjewadi on November 19.

Youth in police custody for watchman's murder

Pravin Salunkhe (23) of Kharadi, who was arrested by the Hadapsar police for allegedly murdering a security guard -Rupen Kardak (60) was remanded in police custody till December 4. Kardak's son Manoj (28) had lodged a complaint with the Hadapsar police. Ruben was working as a watchman at Avenue Society -a commercial building in Hadapsar. On October 2, Kardak had caught Salunhe while stealing computers from one of the offices in his society. Salunkhe allegedly murdered Kardak for revenge.

Three convicted for duping bank

CBI special judge D R Mahajan recently sentenced three partners of M/s Amruta Agencies at Sadashiv Peth to two year's rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 7,000 each for duping Central bank of India's Tilak Road branch of Rs 1.3 crore in 2000. Mukund Chandrakant Ajabe, Girish Rajaram Kulkarni and Rajendra Vasant Bodhani have been arrested by the CBI's Anti-Corruption Bureau. The court acquitted the bank's branch manager Devendra Kumar Shukla and financial consultant Mohan Shantaram Kanekar of Amruta Agencies due to lack of evidence. It was alleged that the convicts had submitted a loan proposal of Rs 2.5 crore to the bank in June 2000 on grounds that they will be getting distributorship of multinational companies. The convicts had also submitted forged documents of the multinational companies to the bank. Shukla had forwarded the loan proposal to the zonal office which sanctioned Rs 1.3. The convicts had repaid Rs 78 lakh to the bank till March, 2009.

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