Thane NCP president Najeeb Mulla, leader of the opposition in the Thane Municipal Corporation Hanumant Jagdale (also NCP) and two other corporators on Tuesday sought anticipatory bail in connection with the builder Suraj Parmar sucide case.
Apart from Mulla and Jagdale, Vikrant Chavan of Congress and independent corporator Sudhakar Chavan moved the district court for pre-arrest bail.
Thane police had on Sunday received a much-awaited forensic analysis report of Parmar’s suicide letter from Gandhinagar-based Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS), which was tasked with checking the contents of the suicide note to know the names that were blurred by scribbling over it.
“The names mentioned by Parmar in the suicide note are of NCP’s Thane President and Corporator Najeeb Mulla, Corporator & Opposition leader Hanumant Jagdale, Congress Corporator Vikrant Chavan and suspended MNS corporator and former Standing Committee Chairman Sudhakar Chavan,” confirmed Thane police PRO Gajanan Kabdule.
However, even before police could confirm the names mentioned by Parmar, names of these corporators were doing rounds on Whatsapp groups of media persons, and were later reported by some Marathi news channels.
The next hearing of bail applications would take place on October 31, with the court issuing notice to the investigating officer.
“A case has been registered at city’s Kapurbawdi police station and judiciary department has appointed noted lawyer Raja Thakare as a special public prosecutor in the Parmar case,” said Kabdule.
Parmar, a director with the Cosmos Group and Thane unit president of Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI) had committed suicide on October 7, by shooting himself with his licensed gun inside a flat at one of his sites in Kasarvadavali.
Speaking to a leading English daily, Congress corporator Vikrant Chavan said, “I am clean and haven’t taken a single rupee from Parmar or anyone else. He (Parmar) is a culprit because he gave bribes to get illegal parts of his project approved. I am honest and so filed a PIL against him. The police should consider this too.”
Parmar also left behind a 13-page suicide note and blamed extortion attempts by the four politicians as one of the reasons for taking the extreme step. However, he later scribbled over those names fearing that it might cause trouble for his family.
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