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Suresh Bhagat Murder Case Judgement

Suresh Bhagat Murder Case Judgement

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Sessions Court, Mumbai awarded life imprisonment to all six accused convicted in the murder case of matka-king Suresh Bhagat. Among the accused are Bhagat's wife and son. According to the prosecution, the motive behind the murder was Bhagat's wife Jaya and son Hitesh's intention to usurp his property and take over his multi-crore gambling business.

Bhagat, along with five others, was killed, in pursuance to a conspiracy, on Alibaug-Pen road on June 13, 2008, when a truck collided with his Scorpio. Later, police found that the accident had been orchestrated by his wife and others, for taking over the matka business, and they had hired Suhas Roge to do the job. Mumbai Crime Branch arrested Suhas Roge, Harish Mandvekar, Kiran Amle, Shaikh Azimuddin, Pravin Shetty, Jaya Bhagat, Hitesh Bhagat and Kiran Pujari; however Pujari and Azimuddin were granted pardon as they turned approver. The rest were convicted. The prosecution had argued that the accused should be given capital punishment as the case falls under 'rarest of the rare' category. However, the Court observed that though six innocent persons were killed in the orchestrated accident (apart from Bhagat), it was not a rarest of the rare case and "life imprisonment would meet the ends of the justice". Although the conspiracy aimed at eliminating only Bhagat, the intention of killing the co-passengers must be attributed to the accused, the court said
Sessions Court, Mumbai awarded life imprisonment to all six accused convicted in the murder case of matka-king Suresh Bhagat. Among the accused are Bhagat's wife and son. According to the prosecution, the motive behind the murder was Bhagat's wife Jaya and son Hitesh's intention to usurp his property and take over his multi-crore gambling business.

Bhagat, along with five others, was killed, in pursuance to a conspiracy, on Alibaug-Pen road on June 13, 2008, when a truck collided with his Scorpio. Later, police found that the accident had been orchestrated by his wife and others, for taking over the matka business, and they had hired Suhas Roge to do the job. Mumbai Crime Branch arrested Suhas Roge, Harish Mandvekar, Kiran Amle, Shaikh Azimuddin, Pravin Shetty, Jaya Bhagat, Hitesh Bhagat and Kiran Pujari; however Pujari and Azimuddin were granted pardon as they turned approver. The rest were convicted. The prosecution had argued that the accused should be given capital punishment as the case falls under 'rarest of the rare' category. However, the Court observed that though six innocent persons were killed in the orchestrated accident (apart from Bhagat), it was not a rarest of the rare case and "life imprisonment would meet the ends of the justice". Although the conspiracy aimed at eliminating only Bhagat, the intention of killing the co-passengers must be attributed to the accused, the court said

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Yadav that one Jatin C. Modi was the owner of the car bearing

no.MH-02-AP-4563. R.C. book, insurance cover note and the transfer

form are filed on record as Article 1. The forms bears the signature of

registered owner. The delivery challan shows that motor vehicle

bearing no.MH-04-AP-4563 was purchased by one Malai Parekh.

Another delivery challan is also in the name of Harish Ganiga,

resident of Borasa Pada, Poisar. It also bears the signature of Harish.

In his cross examination by Advocate Vilas Naik, he stated that

accused Harish Mandvikar is social worker, working in Kandivali.

Despite of cross examination by the Advocate for the accused,

testimony of P.W.09 M.R. Yadav remained unchallenge. Thus, it is

proved that accused Harish Mandvikar purchased second hand car of

one Modi through  'M/s. Om Cars'. Upon perusal of signature of

accused Harish Mandvikar with his prepaid application form (X-63),

I found that his signature tallies with prepaid application form (X-

...165/-

S.C.No.294/09
...165...                    State V/s. Pravin D. Shetty & 7 Ors.
Judg. contd.Exh. 901

63). Thereby, the testimony of P.W.09 Mahesh Yadav corroborates the

prosecution case.

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