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Scribe Ketan Tirodkar's bail plea rejected

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, July 7 (UNI) The Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court today rejected the bail plea of crime reporter Ketan Tirodkar, allegedly having underworld links.

MCOCA judge Mrudula Bhatkar rejected Tirodkar bail plea on the ground of witness statement, conversation between builder R C Agrawal and Faim Machmach, an accomplice of Chhota Shakeel, and Ketan's website.

Tirodkar filed a private complaint in 2003 against the alleged nexus between police and underworld and also admitted of having links with goons. He also admitted he had committed crime with police inspector Daya Nayak and that he had acted as an conduit between Chhota Shakeel and Nayak to eliminate rival gang members.

On the basis of his private complaint, the subsequent police inquiry had exonerated Nayak, but alleged that Tirodkar himself had underworld links.

In 2004, Tirodkar was arrested under MCOCA and later granted interim bail.

Recently, the Bombay High Court had set aside the MCOCA court's bail order and asked him to surrender before the court. Accordingly, he had been taken into custody by the MCOCA court on June 26.


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