SANJAY Bhoir, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) councilor from Thane, who is famous as a daredevil in the city, escaped from court on pretext of attending nature’s call.
On February 9, 2015 Bhoir attended court’s proceedings seeking extension of his interim bail. On interference of complainant’s lawyer Vivek Pandey the judge refused to extend the interim bail. However, Bhoir’s lawyer demanded one day relief to move to High Court but judge also refused stating there are eight criminal cases pending against him. Judge also stated that Bhoir was not cooperating in police investigation.
Bhoir’s lawyer sent some text messages to him. Bhoir started moving from court quickly. When Vivek Pandey interrupted Bhoir told that he wants to go washroom for emergency nature’s call. The policeman present there tried to chase him but Bhoir escaped from court with holding shoes in his hand.
“There are 17 cases registered against Bhoir. Among them eight cases are pending in court. Honourable judge rejected his plea and asked to surrender before the police. Smelling something fishy Bhoir ran away from court on pretext of attending nature’s call and ran bare foot,” said Vivek Pandey, noted lawyer from Bombay High Court.
On February 8, 2015 ABI (abinet.org) published an article under headline “Extortionist” NCP councilor Sanjay Bhoir may be booked under MCOCA. On December 27, 2014, Kapurbawadi Police Station in Thane registered FIR (copy available with ABI) against Bhoir under sections 395, 364 (A), 341, 342, 387, 504, 506, 120 (B) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Because of police negligence Bhoir succeeded in getting an interim bail and increasing the term of bail. The complainant filed a plea demanding the transfer of the case to another court. On January 30, 2015 the court transferred the case to another court that also looks at MCOCA matters.
The complainant, Shubham Randhir Shrivastava (19) a resident of Kamothe, Navi Mumbai is a manager of M/S JD Corporation, having head office at Panchwati Plaza, Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai. Company provides security and housekeeping services to malls. Shubham has also supplied 65 men (housekeeping) to two shopping malls namely High Street and Lake City Centre in Thane. These malls are owned by Jayendra Gala who is also an infamous builder in Thane. Gala was not in mood to issue Rs. 57 lakh bills (payment) to Shirvastav.
On December 27, 2014, Shubham collected a cheque of Rs 9.90 lakh from Gala’s office and visited the nearby Gopinath Parsik Bank to withdraw the money. He was accompanied with Chandrakant Pawar, Sandeep Salve and Shyamsunder Tawade. As they stepped out of the bank, Shubham was allegedly assaulted and bundled into a waiting car (MH 04-777). He was assaulted by them in the car and later at Bhoir’s office. The accused removed Rs. 9, 00, 000 from the bag and returned an empty bag to him. Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Chandrakant Pawar who is one of the directors of M/S JD Corporation immediate called the police helpline number-100. Bhoir released Shubham after two Police Constables reached his office. But Bhoir threatened that the matter is not over yet and he will settle it with Shubham as soon as he gets an opportunity.
“Bhoir toilet ke bahane court se nange pair, haath me joota lekar bhaag gaya. Khabar hai ki Bhoir High Court me ja raha hai. Main use Supreme Court tak le jaunga,” said Shubham Shrivastava.