Published On : Fri, Apr 26th, 2019

Woman, son paid compensation of Rs 2. 5 lakh each as per HC order

Both were implicated in murder case


Nagpur: A woman and her son were paid compensation of Rs 5 lakh by Dhantoli police on Friday on the orders of Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court.

Officials of Dhantoli police on Friday handed over cheque of Rs 2.5 lakh to Sheela Gudadhe and another cheque of same amount to her son Manoj. The matter was taken to the court by Kamal Pande of Pande Optical Company situated near Yeshwant Stadium and noted social worker late Umesh Choube. The matter had then gone to the High Court and later to Supreme Court.

According to information, a quarrel erupted between Manoj Gudadhe and some people on September 28, 2004, during Ganesh idol immersion. In the quarrel, one Sohan Yadav was murdered and the Dhantoli police made Manoj and his mother Sheela as the accused in the case.

The Sessions Court in its verdict on August 10, 2007 acquitted the duo for want of evidence. However, the State challenged the decision in Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court. The High Court maintaining the Session Court’s order rejected the State’s appeal. The State then moved to Supreme Court where too it had to face the same result.

Meanwhile, Manoj and his mother had to face mental harassment besides getting a bad name in the society. The police too allegedly tortured them. Manoj then with help of Kamal Pande and late Umesh Choube filed a petition in the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court. The matter was heard by the court of Justice Z A Haque and Justice Joshi. The court ordered the Sate to pay compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh each to Sheela and Manoj before April 30. Accordingly, they were paid the compensation amount.

The court has further asked the State to furnish the details of compensation to be paid to deceased Sohan’s wife Kusum by May 2.