Maharashtra govt looking to engage Nikam for Dalit murder case

  • PTI, Pune
  • Updated: Nov 03, 2014 17:39 IST

The Maharashtra government is contemplating handing over the triple Dalit family murder case at Javkheda village in Ahmednagar district to eminent lawyer Ujjwal Nikam, minister of state Dilip Kamble said on Monday.

Three members of the Dalit family in the village including the husband, wife and their 19-year-old son were murdered in their house by unknown assailants on October 22 and their severed body parts were found in a dry well.

Kamble, minister of state for social justice, who visited the family on Sunday, told PTI on Monday that the government will try to engage noted criminal lawyer Ujjwal Nikam, if he is available, to take up the case expected to be cracked within a "couple of days". The accused has been arrested.

"We will approach Nikam to engage him as public prosecutor. If he is not available, we will look for other eminent lawyer to bring the accused to justice in a fast track court. There are 20 distinguished police officers with proven records coordinating the investigation which is at its final stage", he added.

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