Court denies bail to man who gave contract for his own killing
A man, identified as Vijay Patil, was denied an anticipatory bail by the Bombay High Court because he staged a crime to make it look like his rivals wanted to get him killed.
To prove this, he paid money to a youth who ensured his own arrest with a firearm and his photo and told the police that he had come to kill him.
However, during investigation the police found out the truth and wanted to arrest the Patil to find out from where the firearm was obtained. After hearing arguments Justice Mohite-Dere rejected Patil’s pre-arrest bail plea.
In January this year, police constable Sudhir Metkar received information that a person was standing suspiciously opposite a sweet shop that falls under the jurisdiction of Panchvati police station in Nashik.
A police team then reached the spot and found out that a youth was indeed standing there and he could not provide a satisfactory answer for his presence and hence the police searched his person.
The police found a country-made revolver, live cartridges, a photograph of Vijay Patil – the man whose pre-arrest bail was being heard by the high court – and a chit, on which the name and car number of the applicant was written.
The youth told the police that he had been paid to kill the man whose photograph and car number was given to him.
However during the investigation the police found out that Patil had himself hired the juvenile and handed him his own picture and a firearm and asked him to lie to the police, when apprehended, that a Vinayak Chaudhari had engaged him to eliminate Patil.
When Patil realised that the plan was out before the police, he approached the court for anticipatory bail but the sessions court refused to grant him this and he then approached the high court.
Courtesy: The Asian Age