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Advocate Ujjwal Nikam appointed as Special Public Prosecutor in Kamble double murder case

Renowned lawyer and Padma Shri awardee Ujjwal Nikam has been appointed as the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in the Kamble double murder case in Nagpur.
Advocate Ujjwal Nikam

Renowned lawyer and Padma Shri awardee Ujjwal Nikam has been appointed as the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in the Kamble double murder case in Nagpur. The notification of Nikams appointed as the SPP in the case was issued by Law and Judiciary department of Government of Maharashtra on Saturday.

Nikam has previously acted as the SPP in high profile cases like Gulshan Kumar murder case, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, 1993 Bombay blasts, Pramod Mahajan murder case, etc. He was also the SPP in the citys sensational Kush Kataria murder case and the infamous Khairlanji massacre case.

The case

On February 18, city crime journalist Ravikant Kambles mother ? Usha Kamble (54) and one-and-a-half-year-old daughter ? Rashi ? were found dead with their throats slit in a nullah near Vihirgaon. Both of them were missing since February 17. Investigations by the police led to the four accused namely Ganesh Shahu, Gudiya Shahu, Ankit Shahu and a minor boy. The accused were booked by the police under sections 302, 364, 201, 34 of the IPC and sections 2,3 and 5 of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), who was initially investigating the case was accused by Ravikant of shielding the culprits in the case by ignoring several evidences. Thereafter, ACP Rajratna Bansod took over the investigation and recovered the said evidences. Post this, Maharashtra State SC and ST commission led by retired judge Justice CL Thool started a probe to study the allegations made against ACP Supare. Justice Thool, who visited the Kamble household and also the crime scene, has reportedly indicted ACP Supare and has demanded action against him.

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1st COVID-19 case in Ramdaspeth crops up near Cabinet Minister Vijay Wadettiwars residence

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For the first time, a resident of Ramdaspeth tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday. The patient, who is said to be residing in an apartment near Cabinet Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation in the Maha Vikas Aghadi and senior Congress leader Vijay Wadettiwars residence (behind Tuli Imperial), is said to be a middle-aged woman. 

The patient is reportedly connected to a resident from Mominpura. However, nothing concrete as of now can be said about the same. More details are awaited.

Also read: Nagpur: 91 test positive in 24 hours making COVID-19 tally rise to 1266

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Nagpur: 91 test positive in 24 hours making COVID-19 tally rise to 1266

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Nagpur COVID-19 tally as on June 20 rose to 1266 after 91 people tested positive for the virus in past 24 hours. Out of the total 91, while 69 patients belonged to Naik Talao/Bangladesh, 11 from Shantinagar, four from Lashkaribagh, three from Ganeshpeth, one from Uppalwadi, one from Ramdaspeth, one from Mehendibagh and one belonged to Mominpura.

Out of the total, 823 have been cured and over 333 are currently being treated upon.

Also read: NMC Chief Tukaram Mundhe storms out of meeting after Corporator calls him blot on Saint Tukaram

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Nagpur man discovers 4-month-old foetus in gutter; cops suspect illegal abortion

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In yet another shocking incident, a resident named Rahul Tumane discovered a 4-month-old foetus lying in an abandoned condition behind his house (near plot number 13, behind Kajal Bar and Restaurant area) in Pardi inside a gutter. 

Police inspector Sunil Chavan told Nation Next that a four-month-old foetus, wrapped in a cloth, was found lying inside a gutter near a house on Thursday night in Pardi. Chavan also informed that the foetus was sent for an autopsy to Mayo Hospital and the reports are awaited. Police have suspected the possibility of abandonment after an illegal abortion. 

A case has been registered under Section 318 (Concealment of birth by secret disposal of a dead body) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on the basis of a complained filed by Tumane. 

Also read: Nagpur: Zone 5 Police team seize four trucks carrying illegally mined sand

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