THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday, submitted the closure report in Satish Shetty murder case. A Right to Information (RTI) activist Satish Shetty was brutally murdered four years back outside his home in Talegaon, Pune district in Maharashstra.
Satish Shetty was killed on January 13, 2010.
The case was transferred to the CBI on April 6, 2010 after Satish Shetty’s brother Sandeep Shetty had approached the Bombay High Court demanding investigation through CBI.
According to CBI Spokesperson, Last Friday, the Bombay High Court had allowed the CBI to re-investigate Satish Shetty’s complaint of alleged land-grab against Virendra Mhaiskar, chairman and managing director of Mumbai-based Ideal Road Builders (IRB) Infrastructure Developers Limited.
The IRB group was alleged to have extended huge unsecured loans to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s Purti Sugar and Power Pvt Ltd.
The case was investigated by the CBI. The CBI interrogated nearly 900 people and submitted more than 10,000 pages chargesheet and submitted the report at the Wadgaon Maval court, 45 km from Pune.
“The Pune wing of CBI investigated the case for around four years and could not find sufficient/prosecutable evidence against any of the accused persons. Subsequent to this closure report in the case was filed on Monday. If new evidence comes to notice , CBI will re-open investigation in the case,” said spokesperson CBI.
Sandip Shetty, on October 15, 2009 had registered FIR in the Lonavala city police against 13 people, including Mhaiskar. Satish Shetty has exposed through RTI that Mhaiskar’s another company Aryan Infrastructure Investment Pvt. Ltd., was grabbing government and private land in Maval Taluka by forging documents and manipulating land records.