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Thane builder suicide: Suicide-note analysed, 4 corporators under scanner

Parmar had shot himself at his under-construction building on October 7, leaving behind a 13-page suicide note blaming red tape and harassment by corporators, politicians and civic officials.

Written by Gautam Sandip Mengle | Mumbai | Updated: October 26, 2015 1:04:42 am
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Two NCP corporators, one Congress corporator and one Independent corporator are now under the police scanner in the ongoing investigation into Thane-based builder Suraj Parmar’s suicide, highly-placed sources told The Indian Express. While the police refused to reveal the names in the suicide note, they confirmed that they had received the forensic analysis report of the deceased builder’s suicide note.

Parmar had shot himself at his under-construction building on October 7, leaving behind a 13-page suicide note blaming red tape and harassment by corporators, politicians and civic officials. 

He also allegedly named some of the people who were harassing him, but had later crossed out the names, while scribbling that he feared that his family would be harassed. The letter was subsequently sent to a forensic science laboratory to find out the crossed out names.

Joint Commissioner of Police V V Laxminarayan confirmed that the FSL had sent the forensic analysis report to the police. He, however, refused to comment on the names.

Sources said that four corporators were named by Parmar in his suicide note, and their role was being investigated. 

The Indian Express had earlier reported how the “Golden Gang” — a coterie of politicians and officials — was allegedly involved in stalling projects to extort money from builders in Thane.

The police has registered a complaint of abetment to suicide against “politicians, corporators and officials with the Thane Municipal Corporation.”

Incidentally, two senior corporators, Najib Mulla (NCP) and Vikrant Chavan (Congress), have written to CM Devendra Fadnavis claiming that they suspect their names will be linked to the suicide, as they were the most vocal in their demands for action against irregularities in Parmar’s construction projects.

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