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HC sets aside MCOCA court order in Ketan Tirodkar case

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, June 5 (UNI) Bombay High Court today quashed the earlier order passed by the MCOCA court granting temporary bail to former journalist Ketan Tirodkar.

Setting aside the MCOCA court order, Justice A M Khanvilkar directed Tirodkar to surrender before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court within two weeks and ordered to appeal again for the regular bail, following which the court will pass its orders within four weeks from the filing date.

Tirodkar, who is alleged to have connections with Pakistan based underworld don Chhota Shakeel, was granted temporary bail by the MCOCA court in August last year, against which the state moved the HC for cancellation of the same.

It maybe recalled that Tirodkar had filed a private complaint in the MCOCA court against encounter specialist Daya Nayak, Dr Mrinaline Patel and R C Agarwal for having connections with the underworld.

The court had then handed over the matter to the Commissioner of Police to investigate the matter and submit a report. However, the report implicated Chhota Shakeel, Fahim Muchmuch, R C Agarwal and Tirodkar himself as the accused upon which the latter was arrested in July 2004.


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