Nagpur News: The Editor-in-Chief of Marathi daily Deshonnati, Prakash Pohare, was today arrested in connection with the killing of an employee in the newspaper’s printing press at Gondkhairi near Nagpur, police said.
Pohare was arrested in Akola by a police team from Nagpur, Superintendent of Police, Nagpur Rural, Manoj Sharma said.
It may be noted that the Nagpur police have booked the editor-in-chief of Marathi newspaper Deshonnati, Prakash Pohare, and his bodyguard, Harikrishna Triwedi, for the murder of an employee.
Rajendra Krishnaji Dupare was a security guard at the paper’s printing press unit near Gondkhairi village on the National Highway no. 6.
Pohare had ordered the removal of some employees a few days ago.
“Mr. Pohare asked some of the workers present at the unit to leave and told them that their final dues have been sent to their home. He asked his bodyguards to push the workers out of the unit and a scuffle ensued. Triwedi, fired a shot, killing Dupare,” PRO of the Nagpur Rural Police Vijay Pande told The Hindu over phone.
Triwedi was arrested and Pohare was at large.
Pohare, Fungud and two others, who were absconding, had been booked under sections 302 (murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC.
His application for anticipatory bail was rejected by a lower court and the same was to come up today before the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court. Pohare is being brought to the city and will be taken to Kalmeshwar police station, under whose jurisdiction the murder took place, Sharma said.
Pohare has been given Police Custody Remand (PCR) till October 25