Court issues summon to doctor in Bhatti murder case

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Mumbai, Oct 22 (UNI) A special court today issued a summons to Dr Harish Pathak to appear as a 'Court witness' on October 25 to seek certain clarifications in the 2001 murder case of Christopher Bhatti, driver of Fake Stamp paper Kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi.

Dr Pathak had conducted the post-mortem of Bhatti in 2001.

Additional Sessions Judge U D Salvi, who is presiding over the trial, sought clarification on the injuries sustained on the body of the deceased.

Bhatti was allegedly murdered by his employer and three others over a dispute regarding money stolen by the former.

Bhatti allegedly used to handle Telgi's fake stamp paper business in Tamil Nadu. He stole Rs 2.5 lakh and went into hiding. However, Telgi's men brought him to Mumbai from Tamil Nadu. On August 7, 2001, Bhatti was brutally beaten up by the four accused. He later succumbed to his injuries and Telgi and his accomplices threw his body into the Mahim Creek.

The matter came to light during the interrogation of the co-accused Uday Sawant. Police then lodged an FIR and arrested Telgi and the other accused in the murder case.

The other accused in the case are Telgi's nephew Tabrez Ahmed Abdul Rahim Telgi, Mohammed Gous Moula Ali Sighavi, Sajid alias Yusuf Khan, Maqdoom Hussein Mohammed Jadkod, Kalim, Bande Nawaz Samsher and Uday Sawant.

The court will pronounce the sentence against the accused by next week.


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