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SC asks Deepak Mankar to surrender in 10 days, reject bail plea

Mankar was booked after the body of Jitendra Haribhau Jagtap, 53, was found cut in two parts after being hit by a train in Hadapsar.

pune Updated: Jul 24, 2018 17:14 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Five people were arrested in the case for threatening the deceased to give up the land on the day he was found dead.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The Supreme Court rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Deepak Mankar, member of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and politician from Pune, in an abetment to suicide case. The apex court has asked the NCP leader to surrender to the police within 10 days, according to advocate Sanjay Kharde who is the private lawyer appointed by the family of the deceased land dealer who was allegedly driven to suicide by Mankar.

Mankar was booked after the body of Jitendra Haribhau Jagtap, 53, was found cut in two parts after being hit by a train in Hadapsar. His son, Jayesh Jagtap, 28, filed a case after he found a suicide note at his father’s office located on the piece of land under dispute. Five people were arrested in the case for threatening the deceased to give up the land on the day he was found dead.

“We filed a personal caveat stating 15 earlier cases against Mankar. Even though he was acquitted in a few, the court realised that 15 is too much,” said advocate Kharde.

The government of Maharashtra was represented by advocate Sunil Kumar Verma while Mankar was represented by advocate Deepak Goel. The application was presented in the court of Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice Dr DY Chandrachud.

A case under Sections306 (abetment to suicide), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Pune railway police station. The case was later transferred to Samarth police station. Assistant police commissioner Jayashree Gaikwad is now investigating the case.

First Published: Jul 24, 2018 17:03 IST