Nagpur: The High Court on Monday accepted a plea seeking to transfer Nimgade Murder case to CBI. In its order Court Justice B P Dharmadhikari and Justice A S Chandurkar of the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has on Monday,October 17, 2016 direct the transfer of the investigation into the Eknath Nimgade murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation since the State Police appears to be helpless in this case.
In its order court said ” The close relatives of deceased have in their statements recorded within short time after death named two persons. This was before 10/09/2016. Till date, the police authorities have not succeeded in recording the statement of named persons. The statement of son of one of the suspect is recorded on 13/10/2016 after intimation was given to that suspect to remain present in Police Station to assist in investigation. Son has disclosed that his father is unwell. No verification of this statement is carried out.
The statement of other suspect is not recorded tilt date though similar statement of son about illness of hither and relatives appear on record. We therefore direct investigation to be transferred to Central Bureau of Investigation at as State Police appear to be helpless in the Flatter. ”
It may be noted that an unidentified scooter-borne assailant fired eight bullets from close range on architect and valuer Eknath Nimgade, in his 70s, on Lal Imli Road near Central Avenue. A former union minister and two prominent builders are under scanner for the murder which the police believe is contract killing over a dispute about a property on Wardha Road worth nearly 200 crore.