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CBI begins probe into Sonawane murder case

india Updated: Apr 15, 2011 22:52 IST

A seven-member team of CBI on Friday launched investigations into murder of Malegaon Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane who was allegedly burnt alive by oil mafia in Nashik district.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on April 8 registered a case against 11 persons for burning alive Sonawane on January 25. The accused include Popat Shinde who suffered 70 per cent burns in the incident and died a few days later.

Sources in the local police said that they were not aware of the future course of investigation since the apex investigating agency has taken over the reins of probe from them.

The police have so far booked about a dozen accused under stringent provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA) in connection with the case.

Sonawane was burnt alive by oil mafia on Manmad-Nandgaon road on January 25 when he caught the accused adulterating Kerosene.