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Nischol brothers granted bail

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, May 6 (UNI) The Nishcol brothers--Naveen and Pravin-- arrested on April 28 on the charge of abetting the suicide of Navin's wife Geetanjali, were granted bail by a Sessions court this evening, after Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM), Bandra, J B Pankhe had extended their police custody till May 9 earlier in the morning.

The brothers had moved an application for bail before Additional Sessions Judge N D Deshmukh on May 3 on the ground that section 306 IPC was an offence which could be tred by a Sessions Court.

The Judge granted bail to the duo on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each with a direction that they would not leave Mumbai without the permission of the court and would cooperate with the investigating officers and also that they would not hold any press conference with regards to the case.

The prosecution too did not oppose their bail plea.

Earlier, applicants' counsel told the court that the CMM had extended the Nischol brothers' police custody till May 9, merely on the police demand that they need their further custody to inquire into the bank lockers and SMS messages.

The Judge observed that there is absolutely no necessity to keep the applicants in the police custody just to investigate the two points rasied by the police before the magistrate's court this morning.

Geetanjali, who had committed suicide at her Mahim residence on April 22, had in her suicide note held her husband Naveen and her brother-in-law Pravin responsible for the extreme step she took in ending her life.


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