CBI recovers walkie-talkie from NCP MP's house

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Mumbai June 19(ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the south Mumbai residence of NCP MP Padamsinha Patil, who was arrested under the charges of murdering his cousin and Congress leader, Pawan Raje Nimbalkar.

The CBI team led by Western Region Joint Director Rishi Raj Singh sealed the two apartments belonging to Patil in Colaba, and conducted intensive searches.

According to CBI sources, two rifles, one revolver, one pistol, two swords and a large quantity of ammunition and cash worth Rs 7.5 lakh and nine high frequency walkie-talkie sets, which are usually used by the police force, computers and CDs were recovered from Patil's residence.

The CBI has also recovered the documents pertaining to Terna Sugar factory, where a multimillion-rupee scandal was alleged to be made by the NCP leader.

The recovered documents also include the details of Pawan Raje Nimbalkar and noted social activist Anna Hazare.

The CBI sources said the firearms would be sent to forensic tests to find out whether the same was used to gun down Nimbalkar and his driver Samad Quazi on June 3, 2006 in Navi Mumbai.

Patil along with six others will be in CBI custody till Saturday.

The investigation has also revealed Padamsinha Patil's plot to kill social activist Anna Hazare, who raised voice against corruption in Terna Sugar Factory.

Padamsinha who was elected to Loksabha from Osmanabad, was suspended by the NCP following his arrest on June 7. (ANI)

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