Nagpur: Honourable Justice S B Shukre granted bail to Lucky alias Nadeem Ahmed Gulam Ali Sheikh and Gamchu alias Mahesh Lambat with direction to furnish two solvent surety of Rs 25000 in Subhash Shahu murder case.
Deceased Subhash Shahu was a cricket bookie and residing at Juni Shukrawari. One Baba met him and was in constant contact with Subhash. On September 28, 2011 at 9 pm that Baba met Subhash at Juni Shukrawari and gave one white bottle containing some liquid and told him to consume it after 30 minutes and left the place.
Subhash was chatting with his friends at a tailoring shop and he consumed that liquid from that bottle and collapsed on the spot. He was shifted to hospital and he died at 4:30 am the next day.
The doctor opined in post mortem that he died due to consumption of potassium cyanide. Police registered an offence under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code against unknown person and tried their level best but they were clueless so police filed a summary at Judicial Magistrate First Class 8th Court.
However, the brother of the deceased expressed his suspicion on Sanjay Awtare and hence the court rejected the final report of the police and directed them to investigate the case afresh.
The Case was transferred to crime branch on March 2016 and the police officials of Crime Branch started investigation and called Mahesh Lambat and arrested him as a conspirator. Later Lucky Khan was also arrested.
Police took statements of all witnesses and reached to the conclusion that Mahesh hired Lucky Khan to commit this murder. There were two different sketches of the suspect which were altogether different from each other. Even 10 eye witnesses identified Lucky Khan as Baba who gave the white bottle containing potassium cyanide.
It was argument of Advocate Rizwan Merchant and Advocate Prakash Jaiswal that this is a false and concocted case created by the Crime Branch officials after five years and supplementary statements were taken to implicate the applicant in this case. All statements were exaggerated and new information was added in supplementary statements and therefore it is very suspicious. After five years there can’t be a possibility for any prudent man to identify any suspect. Even the source of potassium cyanide is yet undetected. Advocate Rajesh Tiwari argued that there are two sets of evidence and sketches of the suspect are different.
Advocate Tahsin Mirza argued that potassium cyanide was found in stomach wash and that bottle. But Honourable Court inclined to grant bail to both the accused. Advocate Rizwan Merchant and Advocate Prakash Jaiswal appeared for Lucky Khan alias Nadeem Ahmed and Advocate Rajesh Tiwari appeared for Mahesh Lambat and Tahsin Mirza appeared on behalf of the State.