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Salian writes to slain techie’s kin, agrees to take up case as special public prosecutor

  • Salian writes to slain techie’s kin, agrees to take up case as special public prosecutor

    Summary: Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death by members of radical organisation Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) in Pune on June 2 in 2014. The state government had cancelled Nikam’s appointment as special public prosecutor (SPP) on May 19, following a request from him. SENIOR lawyer Rohini Salian has written to the family of techie Mohsin Shaikh, agreeing to their request to take up the case of his murder as a special public prosecutor. Police had arrested 21 HRS activists, including their leader Dhanajay Jayram Desai alias Bhai, in the murder case. The family had requested her to take up the case after the sudden withdrawal of advocate Ujjwal Nikam.

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    Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death by members of radical organisation Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) in Pune on June 2 in 2014. Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death by members of radical organisation Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) in Pune on June 2 in 2014. SENIOR lawyer Rohini Salian has written to the family of techie Mohsin Shaikh, agreeing to their request to take up the case of his murder as a special public prosecutor. The family had requested her to take up the case after the sudden withdrawal of advocate Ujjwal Nikam.

    The state government had cancelled Nikam’s appointment as special public prosecutor (SPP) on May 19, following a request from him. Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death by members of radical organisation Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) in Pune on June 2 in 2014. Salian had hit the headlines after she openly made allegations that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) asked her to go soft on Hindu extremists accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case. A group of men associated with HRS had allegedly murdered Shaikh in Hadapsar in the wake of communal clashes after the circulation of doctored images of Chhatrapati Shivaji and Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on social media.

    Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/salian-writes-to-slain-techies-kin-agrees-to-take-up-case-as-special-public-prosecutor-4755417/


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