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Cancellation of externment of Pune rape accused to be examined

Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil today said decision on cancellation of externment of the main accused in Pune rape case would be examined by Law and Judiciary Department and Advocate General.

mumbai Updated: Apr 05, 2010 17:35 IST

Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil today said decision on cancellation of externment of the main accused in Pune rape case would be examined by Law and Judiciary Department and Advocate General.

"We will get the decision by the then Home Secretary to cancel externment of Subhash Bhosale examined by Law and Judiciary Department and Advocate General," Patil informed the state Legislature.

After the externment order, Bhosale had applied for its cancellation for three days as his son underwent surgery, Patil said, adding the accused then followed the order for two months which was later cancelled.

On allegations from Opposition that ministers pressurised the government to cancel the externment, Patil said Bhosale is in custody and inquiry is on.

The minister said a police station would be set up in Vakad area, the hub of IT industries.

Admitting that conviction in rape cases is low, Patil said the Home Department would try to bring such cases before the fast track court.

The adjournment notice was moved by Pune legislator Girish Bapat who said due to rapid industrialisation in Pune, Pimpari, Chinchwad belt, incidents of crime against women had gone up.

The House should know who had cancelled the externment order of Bhosale, he said.