HC refuses bail to Encounter Specialist Cop

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Mumbai, Dec 7 (UNI) The Bombay High court today rejected the anticipatory bail application of ''encounter specialist'' Ravindra Aangre in a case of threatening a Thane-based builder for partnership in construction of Sports Complex in Thane.

A single judge bench of Justice D G Karnik rejected Aangre's application, saying the case was complicated and there were several allegations against the policeman and his custodial interrogation would aid the investigation. With that, the court also withdrew earlier protection granted to the encounter specialist cop, but granted him time till Tuesday to surrender.

Angre, presently posted in Pune rural police, had moved the High Court after Thane Sessions Court had rejected the anticipatory bail.

The matter relates to a complaint filed by builder Ganesh Wagh, saying that Aangre had threatened to wipe him out and his family members for partnership rights in a Sports Complex, being constructed on Ghodbunder road.

Wagh has also alleged that Angre had pointed a gun towards his brother's head and obtained his signatures on some blank and stamp papers.

The complaint also alleged that, thereafter when Wagh approached local MLA Eknath Shinde, Aangre was infuriated and he approached Waugh with a bottle of poison and asked him to write a chit that, he had committed suicide because of the MLA and told him to consume the poison.

Advocate Ashok Mundergi, counsel for the cop, had contended that the case was a bogus one, and wife and brother-in-law of the police officer had partnership relations with the complainant since last four years and there was no material available to indict his client.


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