A case was registered after the Army submitted an application to Nashik Police complaining against the journalist for illegally entering a prohibited area. The Army also accused the journalist of posing “leading questions” to Mathew.
Claiming he had written to authorities, including the home minister, cabinet secretary, home secretary and director of CBI on January 14, seeking an appeal in the case, Rubabuddin said that after receiving no response from them, he decided to file the appeal himself.
All the eight policemen arrested in the case are out on bail and the trial in the case is yet to begin, with charges yet to be framed before the special court. The case, which came up for hearing last month, is adjourned till June.
Ahmednagar has become one of the most keenly-watched contests after Sujay joined the BJP a few weeks before the polls. There were also talks of Radhakrishna joining the BJP, but he has so far remained in the Congress.
Anil Patil, the 53-year-old executive engineer in BMC’s bridges department, was arrested by Azad Maidan police on April 2. Last week, his bail plea was rejected by the magistrate court, following which he approached the sessions court.