State Home Minister R. R. Patil on Saturday, said that he was aware of encounter-specialist Ravindra Angre’s case and that a decision will be taken with regards to whether a CBI inquiry should be held in the case.
He was speaking to the media after a meeting with the Thane commissioner of police.
Suspended encounter specialist Angre, was arrested on an attempt to murder charge on June 15. This was after a Thane-based builder, Mahesh Wagh, with whom Angre has a personal enmity, filed a complaint saying that Angre had fired at him.
Angre had accused Wagh and Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde of framing him.
Angre’s father, Bhausaheb, then met Patil and asked for a CBI inquiry. “I have asked for information on the case. But a CBI inquiry is conducted in special cases if there is political pressure or several states are involved. The CBI, at times, refuses cases due to shortage of manpower. We will consider all this and then decide,” Patil said.