The CBI on Thursday conducted searches at the two houses of NCP MP Padamsinh Patil,who has been arrested in connection with the 2006 murder of Congress leader Pawanraje Nimbalkar.
Patil’s two houses,one in Osmanabad and the other in village Ter in Maharashtra,have been sealed and searches are being conducted there, CBI Joint Director Rishiraj Singh said.
He claimed that the agency has recovered incriminating documents and photographs in the searches,which would be used as evidence against the accused during the time of trial.
The agency also conducted searches at the houses of others arrested in the case– Satish Mandade,Mohan Shukla and Parasmal Jain– as well as Terna Sugar Factory in Osmanabad and Terna Trust Office in Mumbai.
Earlier last week,the CBI had conducted searches at Patil’s residence at Colaba in south Mumbai and allegedly seized dive firearms,cash worth Rs 7.25 lakh,nine high frequency wireless sets and incriminating documents about Nimbalkar.
CBI officials said they have not recovered any firearms from Patil’s Osmanabad residence. NIMBALKAR-LD PATIL 2LST The CBI has recovered two arms licenses from the house of Shukla in Mumbai.
Patil,who was arrested on June 6 by the CBI,is presently in judicial custody and is lodged at the Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai.
The CBI has so far arrested six persons in the case – Patil,Mandade,Shukla,Jain,Dinesh Tiwari and Pintu Singh – for allegedly murdering Nimbalkar on June 3,2006 at Kalamboli in Navi Mumbai.