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HC calls for case diaries in suicide case

The Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra Government and city police to produce on December 17 the case diaries pertaining to the alleged suicide of a 27-year-old MNC executive, whose body was found on a railway track in suburban Mulund in 2010.

The bench of justices P V Hardas and G S Kulkarni was hearing a PIL seeking a CBI probe into the alleged suicide of Kapil Patil.

While the police alleged that the victim committed suicide after escaping from their custody, the PIL, filed by activist Ketan Tirodkar, demanded that the probe should go into the circumstances in which he died.

Patil, who helped the underprivileged children with education, had learnt about a senior police inspector of Navghar police station in Mulund having an affair with a young girl. Patil persuaded the girl to pursue education and her career, and the girl stopped seeing the officer.

Afterwards, Patil was picked up by police and charged in a false case, before getting bail, according to the PIL.

However, he was picked up again, and on March 21, 2010, his body was found on a railway track, it said.

Patil had no criminal antecedents and hailed from a well- educated family, with his father being a bank employee, according to Tirodkar.

Police station diary had a noting as “escape from custody” about his disappearance, but no wireless message was ever sent to other stations in the meantime, said the PIL.

The state government had ordered a CID inquiry, but it did not yield any result, the PIL said and prayed for a CBI probe.

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