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All accused acquitted in oil mafia murder case

The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court here today acquitted the alleged oil mafia Mohammed Ali Abu Bakar Sheikh and seven others in the case related to the murder of a rival smuggler.

Special judge A L Pansare passed the order.

According to the police, Mohammed Ali (48) paid Rs. 6 lakh to Rashid Batla (who died during the trial) to kill Chand Madar alias Chandbhai.

The case pertains to September 2010 when 56-year-old Chand Madar was coming out of restaurant after having lunch at P D’Mello Road near GPO when two shooters shot him dead.

The special judge Pansare of MCOCA court on Friday while acquitted all the eight accused (excluding one Rashid Batla who died in 2013) of all the stringent charges of murder under the Maharashtra control of organized Act (MCOCA), convicted two of them to three years Imprisonment under the arms act. The alleged two shooters- Salim Deshmukh and Shahid Shabbir were convicted under arms act.

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