Former police officer convicted in 93 blasts, granted Parole

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Mumbai, Oct 24 (UNI) Bombay High Court today granted parole of one month to a former police sub-inspector V K Patil, who is serving life imprisonment for his involvement in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case for allowing a truck laden with arms and explosives to reach Mumbai, despite having intercepted it in a raid, prior to the blasts.

A Division bench, consisting of Justices S B Mahse and Ranjit More, granted the parole in response to a petition filed by Mr Patil, who is lodged at Kolhapur jail, stating that his wife is suffering various ailments and there is no one at his house to look after her.

The bench, while granting the parole, directed him to attend the local police station every day for a month.

On May 22 last year, Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Prevention Act (TADA) Court had sentenced him on two charges of criminal conspiracy for aiding and abetting a terrorist act while he was posted at Srivardhan police station at Raigad in Maharashtra, for which he was found guilty.


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