17 January, 2021

"A Mysterious Hurry "

Legal experts say that the dismissal of the case is a dubious order

"A Mysterious Hurry "

THE senior counsel to the government of Maharashtra, P.R. Vakil, is not a happy man. He represented the prosecution before B.P. Kamble, the additional chief metropolitan magistrate. With in hours of the Kamble verdict, Vakil strongly recommended the order passed be immediately challenged by the government .

According to Vakil, after the arrest, the Mumbai police made an application stating that the accused, Bal Thackeray, had been arrested at 11.40 the same morning , that the investigation in the case was completed and that the chargesheet was being filed. And that since the accused was not required for interrogation, suitable orders as per law be passed. As against this specific plea of the police, the sole prayer by Thackeray was that he be released on bail in such  sum and on such conditions as the  court deemed fit and proper.

Thus, says Vakil, the only proceedings pending before Kamble were the remand and bail applications. However, the magistrate  proceeded straightaway to deal with the matter on merits. He gave a...



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