Husband-wife duo acquitted in assault case against Khairnar

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Mumbai, Aug 26 (UNI) A local court today acquitted a man and his wife on the charge of assaulting former deputy municipal commissioner G R Khairnar.

Pronouncing the order at Bhoiwada court, Metropolitan Magistrate P W Deshpande said accused Ganesh Mudhiyar and his wife Sunita were acquitted from all charges levelled against them for assaulting 'demolition' man G R Khairnar as prosecution failed to prove charges during the trial.

Defence advocate Sameer Pradhan said on May 13, 2000, a team of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corportion (BMC), headed by Mr Khairnar had gone to demolish illegal construction off Ranade road in Dadar.

His clients were having business of Idli-Wada on a handcart near the demolition structure. Mr Khairnar had asked them to go away from there on which they had a scuffle and they had allegedly assaulted Khairnar.

During examination of witnesses there was a contradictory statement made by Mr Khairnar and his body guard Sudhir Shinde, while four other witnesses also turned hostile.

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