Sex scandal accused asked to surrender

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Oct 11 (UNI) The CID here today asked the eight accused, allegedly involved in the rape of a 15-year-old girl, including the then assistant commissioner of police B U Palwe, to surrender after the Supreme Court set aside the High Court order granting them anticipatory bail yesterday.

The SC bench comprising Justices S B Sinha and Harjeet Singh Bedi, upheld the appeal made by the CID, cancelling the anticipatory bail granted by the Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court.

ACP Palwe was among eight persons granted conditional anticipatory bail by the High Court. Others were PI Shivaji Kamble, PSI Dulbaji Dhakne, assistant police Sub-Inspector Sajed Husain, constable Sheikh Azhar, political activist Sajed Bheem, Dilip Deshmukh and Jaffar, owner of a hotel. They were allegedly involved in the rape of the girl in April.

According to CID sources, all these accused have been asked to surrender before the investigation officer. The scandal had rocked the city, specially the police department, when the girl alleged that several persons, including senior police officers, had sexually assaulted her.

The Kranti Chowk Police had registered a case, which was later transferred to the CID. The CID has registered an offence against 19 people, including five policemen, in the case.

UNI

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