Home minister RR Patil expressed his support to the ‘zero tolerance campaign’ and assured fast action in the Amboli double murder case.
Benjamin, brother of on of the Amboli murder victims, Reuben Fernandes, visited Patil at Mantralaya with a delegation of the Yuvasatta, a youth group, on Thursday.
Fernandes made fresh requests to Patil asking him to not only fast track the case but also assess the role of the hospital, where his brother was admitted, in his death.
“Reuben who was in the hospital for 11 days was getting better and was ready to walk after a week. But one night there were cops standing near him discussing his friend’s death, which we had not informed him about. That caused him stress and his situation began deteriorating the next day,” Fernandes said. He said similar requests were made to the health minister Suresh Shetty.
“They both have assured us that the matter is being probed, but nothing has been found out yet,” he added.
“ We have already decided to go ahead and make section 509 and section 354 non-bailable offences. Also in this case, we have told them that Ujwal Nikam will be handling their case and it will be heard in a fast track court,” Patil said.