Sadaf Modak speaks with Dr Vijay Raghavan, project director, Prayas, a field action project of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, which works on prison reform in terms of the present situation and the lessons learnt from the pandemic for the criminal justice system.
Alleging that the deceased was upset with the intimacy she had witnessed between the accused at the party, the police claimed that Padalkar, Jogdhankar and Kukreja got into a scuffle, leading to the murder.
The JJ Marg police had named seven people, including a minor boy, in its complaint on April 4 alleging that they were playing cricket defying the orders and when confronted, one of them twisted the hand of a policeman resulting into a fracture.
The NIA has learnt that 62 unaccounted bullets, which they found during a search of Waze's residence, were likely meant to be given to two history sheeters who were to drive a vehicle with explosives to the Ambani residence as per this original plan.
The complaint filed by the DCP had said as a public servant in a democratic country, one is bound to tolerate criticism, but claimed that he is legally entitled to not tolerate defamatory attacks “aimed at destroying the reputation built by one over their lifetime”.
Sachin Waze alleged that Anil Parab had asked him to initiate talks with a trust facing an inquiry and to get Rs 50 crore from the trustees to close the probe, as well as asked for collections from alleged fraudulent contractors on a BMC list.
The Act, which has been part of the criminal justice system since its enactment in 1958, has provisions for release of first-time offenders to avoid a jail term and give a chance to their rehabilitation in society.
The statements include those of a 42-year-old real estate agent and his friend – a 35-year-old football coach – who had seen Jogdhankar walking on a street in Khar and offered help, as they noticed bloodstains on his shirt.