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NCP leader Patil sent to seven days CBI custody

Mumbai, June 7 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party leader Padamsinh Patil was on Sunday sent to seven days Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody by a Panvel court after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of senior Congress leader Pawanraj Nimbalkar in 2006.

The CBI picked up Patil for questioning late on Saturday night from his son’s house in South Mumbai.

Patil, who is a sitting MP from Osmanabad had held the state Home Ministry and the Irrigation ministry posts in the state government.

Two men on a motorcycle gunned down Nimbalkar and his driver Samad Qazi near Kopar Khairne, Navi Mumbai on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on June 3, 2006. The Kalamboli police did the initial investigations.

The Bombay High Court transferred the case to CBI in October 2008.

In February this year, police arrested two men in connection with the murder. After interrogating the two, police found that Rs 30 lakh was paid to kill the Congress leader.

The CBI had earlier this year nabbed two people, and one of them had confessed to the murder of Nimbalkar at somebody’s behest. (ANI)

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