Suspended Nationalist Congress Party MP Padma-sinh Patil (69) may be alleging torture, but the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is making efforts to keep him fit.
Patil is allowed to take morning and evening walks while listening to music in the Central Government Offices complex in Belapur.
Patil is in CBI custody in connection with the 2006 killing of Congress leader Pawanraje Nimbalkar.
Special Public Prosecutor for CBI Ejaz Khan said if there are any requirements to maintain his health they could be granted. However, a CBI official, requesting anonymity, said that they are only accepting his basic demands.
Patil had demanded an air conditioner and a couch during interrogation, but was refused.
Despite the good gestures, Patil is giving the CBI a tough time whenever questioned about his role in Nimbalkar’s killing. He has not accepted his role in the murder and refuses to know any of the accused.
This week, the CBI will bring one of the three shooters who killed Nimbalkar, Pintu Singh, to the city from Uttar Pradesh. He was arrested on Sunday. Another shooter Dinesh Tiwari is in judicial custody while the third, Chhotu Pandey, is absconding.
Parasmal Jain, a co-accused who is in judicial custody, had organised the shooters from UP with help from BSP worker Kailash Yadav, who is at large.
Jain is likely to seek the court’s permission to attend his wife Parasmani’s (46) funeral. She died on Monday.