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Satara MP Udayanraje to be arrested in an extortion case: Kolhapur DYSP

Rajkumar Jain, owner of Sona Alloyes, has complained that supporters of Udayanraje demanded protection money from him. Satara police lodged an FIR against Udayanraje Bhosale on March 22.

pune Updated: Jun 08, 2017 16:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Satara MP,Udayanraje Bhosale,Extortion case
Satara Lok Sabha member and direct descendant of Chhatrapati Shivajji, Udayanraje Bhosale is likely to be arrested in an extortion case. Kolhapur DYSP Vishvas Nangre-Patil has said.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Satara Lok Sabha member and direct descendant of Chhatrapati Shivajji, Udayanraje Bhosale is likely to be arrested in an extortion case. Kolhapur DYSP Vishvas Nangre Patil said,“All are equal before the law and he can be arrested at any moment.”

NCP Lok Sabha member has been denied anticipatory bail by a Satara court two months back. Udayanraje had approached Bombay High Court but, his appeal against lower courts order was rejected. Nine people have already been arrested in the case. Nangre Patil, who was in Satara on Wednesday, told media persons that investigation officer has been given full freedom in the case and action would be taken within framework of the law.

Satara police registered an FIR against Udayanraje Bhosale and few other following a complaint by Rajkumar Jain, who runs a manufacturing unit in Lonand industrial estate. Jain, owner of Sona Alloyes, has complained that supporters of Udayanraje demanded protection money from him. FIR was lodged on March 22.

Udayanraje has always been in controversies since he joined politics two decades back. He also faced a murder trail but was acquitted. Considered as a rebel in NCP, Udayanraje was minister of state for revenue in Manohar Joshi cabinet. He later joined Congress and NCP.

First Published: Jun 08, 2017 14:14 IST