Kantrole acquitted in a murder case

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Mumbai, June 27 (UNI) A sessions court today acquitted alleged serial killer Ravindra Kantrole, known as the 'Beer Man', in one of the three murder cases against him, as the prosecution failed to prove charges levelled against him.

Pronouncing the judgement here, the Additional Sessions Court Judge A Chaure said Kantrole has been acquitted from the charges levelled against him in connection with murder of a person on December 25, 2006 near Income Tax office at Churchgate.

Speaking to mediapersons, Advocate Sushan Kunjuraman, who is representing Kantrole, said his client was booked in three murder case. Of them, he was acquitted in one, while the trial in two other cases is in progress.

Kantrole was arrested on charges of seven murders, committed in South Mumbai since July 2006. Thereafter, police had zeroed on Kantrole and booked him in three out of seven cases, he said. In the remaining cases, police have booked another man Mohammed Salaam Sheikh, he added.

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