Four corporators of Thane Municipal Corporation have been remanded to police custody till December 14 by a special court in connection with the alleged suicide of builder Suraj Parmar.
Four corporators – Vikrant Chavan (Congress), Najib Mulla, Hanumant Jagdale (both NCP) and Sudhakar Chavan (independent) have come under the scanner as their names were mentioned in Parmar’s suicide note.
NCP corporator Najeeb Mulla and Congress corporator Vikrant Chavan were on Saturday remanded to police custody.
Whereas, Sudhakar Chavan and Hanumant Jagdale who were taken to JJ Jospital on Saturday after they complained of uneasiness and chest pain, were sent to custody till December 14 on Sunday morning.
Thane Commissionerate PRO Gajanan Kabdule said, “Hanumat Jagdale and Sudhakar Chavan were produced in the Thane Court in the morning today. Both are remanded in police custody till December 14.”
Suraj Parmar Suicide Case Accused
On Saturday, all four corporators walked into the office of Investigating Officer ACP Dileep R Gore of the Vartak Nagar division and surrendered themselves, in accordance with the directions issued by the Bombay High Court, which refused their anticipatory bail pleas earlier this week.
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 licenced gun inside a flat at one of his sites in Kasarvadavali.
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.
Thane police had registered a case of ‘abetment to suicide’ under the Prevention of Corruption Act after a suicide note left by Parmar revealed their names as the ones who had allegedly harassed him.