Minor gets bail in Shubham Shirke murder case
The juvenile justice board presided over by Vinay Joshi has granted bail to a minor accused in the murder of 15-year-old Shubham Mahadeo Shirke of Dighi. The minor was released against surety of Rs 30,000. He is the second juvenile delinquent to be released on bail while third accused 19-year-old Amit Nayar is lodged in Yerawada central prison. Shubham,who was a student of Priyadarshini English Medium School in Bhosari,was allegedly abducted by three accused who took him to a hill in Dighi and strangulated him. They allegedly threw his body in a nearby nullah and called up Shubhams father seeking Rs 50,000 ransom.
Patole,Bhosale & Pathan on Bar Council Panel
Advocates Bipin Patole,Sureshchandra Bhosale and Ahmedkhan Pathan have been elected as members of Pune district disciplinary committee of Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. While Patole is the co-opted member,the other two are elected members of the committee. The committee will have three year tenure till 2015. The disciplinary committee is expected to undertake an enquiry in cases of misconduct of lawyers under Section 35 and 36 of Advocates Act,1961.
Man convicted for electricity theft
Additional sessions judge A P Kurhekar convicted Atmaram Ganpat Tawade (65),a resident of Mohan Nagar in Yerawada,for electricity theft. The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limiteds flying squad had registered a complaint against him. On June 21,2009 when the squad was inspecting meters for electricity thefts they found Tawade had taken a direct connection,stealing around 6,325 units of power worth Rs 44,000. While the magistrate court had sentenced him to six-month imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1,000,he had appealed in the sessions court. The sessions court brought down his punishment by asking him to stand in courtroom till the courts work got over and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000.
German Bakery trial deferred till Sept 15
With special public prosecutor Raja Thakare busy in Bombay HC,the German bakery case trial has been deferred till September 15. The prosecution had moved an application to defer the trial on Friday,when a couple of witnesses were to be examined.