The Bombay High Court, on Monday, summoned an officer attached to the Manpada police station for keeping a victim of an alleged Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)-led attack behind bars despite the man having secured bail a month ago.
Justice PD Kode directed the officer investigating the ill-famed Dubey brothers’ murder case to remain present in court on Wednesday and tender an explanation for the inordinate delay in verifying sureties submitted by 32-year-old Jaiprakash Dubey.
Jaiprakash, who survived the attack in which his two brothers — Dr Omprakash and Dr Mayur — were killed in October 2008, has again moved the high court through his counsel Prakash Jha.
He has sought release on cash bail, contending that the Manpada police have refused to verify the sureties furnished by him.
They have cited their pre-occupation in maintaining law and order owing to civic elections in Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation area, said Jaiprakash in his plea.
Jaiprakash has been booked along with other family members for allegedly murdering one of the attackers, Gurunath Bhoir. He was arrested on October 21, 2008, and is presently lodged in Adharwadi jail in Kalyan.
On September 29, the high court had granted him bail against a personal bond of Rs 35,000 and one or two sureties of same amount.
According to Jaiprakash’s plea, on October 12, he had approached the Kalyan sessions court for acceptance of the sureties.
Acting on his plea, the sessions court had directed Manpada police to verify the sureties furnished by him, but the police refused on the grounds that they were busy maintaining the law and order situation.
The matter will now come up for further hearing on Wednesday.