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Plea to shift Mane to mental asylum rejected

Assistant public prosecutor AK Pacharne has objected to MSRTC bus driver Santosh Mane’s lawyer MK Agarwal’s plea to shift Mane from Yerawada central prison to Yerawada mental hospital.

Assistant public prosecutor AK Pacharne has objected to MSRTC bus driver Santosh Mane’s lawyer MK Agarwal’s plea to shift Mane from Yerawada central prison to Yerawada mental hospital.

Pacharne stated in his application to the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Umeshchandra More that as per the mental hospital’s report,Mane is not mentally ill.

“There is no reason to disbelieve the conclusive proof of the mental condition of the accused submitted by the team of expert doctors of the regional mental hospital,Yerawada,” the report states.

Meanwhile,the defence lawyer has submitted his arguments in writing to the court. He stated that the doctors from Yerawada mental hospital did not know Mane’s previous history at the time of examination as his old case papers were not filed in court.

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“The doctors were not in a position to give their final opinion,” he said.

Agarwal also cited that as per provisions of the criminal procedure code,at the initial stage,the court had not considered whether the accused appeared to be of unsound mind and not a proof of the same.

The medical report of the psychiatrist Dr Dilip Burte,who was treating Mane in Solapur filed in court by police on Tuesday stated that he was under continuous medication and was suffering from maniac disorder.

The court has reserved the order till March 9.