While hearing a petition of the man allegedly shot by Nitesh Rane, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued notices to revenue minister Narayan Rane, Nitesh, and the Mumbai police.
A division bench of justices AM Khanwilkar and PD Kode has sought replies from the respondents by November 15, and the matter will come up for hearing on November 19.
During the hearing, advocate general Ravi Kadam, who appeared for the state, told the court that Rane should be made party to the petition, as there were personal allegations against him.
Chintu Sheikh, who accused Nitesh of shooting him on September 23, had moved high court seeking CBI probe. He contended that the Khar police were not making any progress due to Rane’s political clout.
He alleged that nothing other than conducting a panchnama had been done by the police.
Sheikh’s petition alleged that while he could not get the doctor’s report from Hiranandani Hospital in Powai, where he was admitted after the incident, Rane managed to obtain it.
Rane had later produced the copy of the report in a press conference where he alleged that the Shiv Sena had hatched a conspiracy to frame Nitesh.
Sheikh had claimed that Nitesh shot him at the Swabhiman Sanghatana’s office in Khar. However, his medical reports suggested that the wound on his right cheek was that of a sharp object and not a bullet.