Nagpur: The key accused in the sensational Ritesh Baisware murder case of Dharampeth, Purander alias Paji Yadav was granted bail by Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court on Tuesday. Ritesh Baisware was murdered in broad daylight when he was going to Barbarian Gym in Dharampeth on 13.1.2015 for exercise. The key accused Purander alias Paji Yadav and his three other accomplices allegedly accosted Ritesh Baisware, threw chili powder on his face and then assaulted him wither dagger and knife and killed him on the spot.
Subsequently, on the basis of a complaint lodged by Ramesh Baisware at Ambazari Police Station, Crime Branch arrested the accused Purander and his three aides on 20.1.2015. Cops recorded the statements of witnesses and later filed a charge-sheet in District and Sessions Court for its disposal. Meanwhile the accused Purander moved a bail application before the Sessions Court Judge V T Suryavanshi who rejected the application on the ground that prima facie case is made out against the applicant accused Purander and eyewitnesses are there against him.
The accused Purander subsequently approached the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court against rejection of his bail application by Sessions Court. The matter was listed before Justice S B Shukre. Adv Sudeep Jaiswal, appearing for the accused, argued that the eyewitness are giving their improved version only after the arrest of accused Purander and their earlier statements had not disclosed the names of any of the accused. But later on, on 21.1.2015 after the arrest, the names were incorporated by police and made an revised and concocted statements and such statements shall not be believed. The accused is a student and not having any criminal antecedent to his credit.
Justice Shukre, accepted the argument and granted bail to the accused Purander on his executing PR and SB of Rs 25000 with two local sureties and also put a condition that he shall not tamper with prosecution witness. The High Court further directed that the accused shall not leave Nagpur without prior permission of court and shall cooperate to complete the trial as early as possible.
Adv Sudeep Jaiswal appeared for accused Purander Yadav while AGP Sanjay Doifode represented the state.