Suspect released on bail in RTI activist Shetty murder case
Dongrya alias Hanumant Rathod, a suspect in the murder case of RTI activist Satish Shetty, has been granted bail by the court of additional sessions judge Sadhana Shinde. He was released on a personal bond of Rs 25,000 with one or two sureties of the like amount with a directive to give attendance at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office once in 15 days and not to influence witnesses. The CBI had argued against the release of Rathod on bail claiming that he is one of the conspirators and had killed Shetty, along with the other accused.
Shetty was murdered near his residence at Talegaon Dabhade on January 13, 2010 and following directions by Bombay high court, the CBI had taken over the investigations from the police. CBI had conducted polygraph tests on 26 people, including the accused, suspects and witnesses.
The Additional Sessions Judge also directed the CBI to hand over the key of a bank locker at Dena Bank’s Deccan Gymkhana branch which was seized by the agency from M//var/www/html/rtis Aryan Infrastructure Investment Pvt Ltd in connection with RTI activist Satish Shetty murder case. After hearing the submissions of the CBI that the release of the seized material will seriously jeopardise the investigation, the court ordered that the seized documents and electronic items be handed over after examination by experts after analysis by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL).,