HC stays action against cop branded 'habitual criminal'
The tide has turned in favour of disgraced senior police inspector Sanjivan Kamble, allegedly responsible for abducting a man and forcing him to sign a sale-deed for a 33-acre Satara plot. Though police had begun chapter proceedings against Kamble for being a ‘habitual criminal,’ the Bombay High Court stayed further action against him.
Cop goes to court
According to Kamble’s petition, in 2005, Bhosale had executed a ‘pre-sale deed’ for agricultural land in favour of one of Kamble’s brothers. According to Kamble, he had nothing to do with the deed at the time. On January 27, Bhosale ‘surprisingly’ lodged an FIR against him for criminal conspiracy, dacoity and robbery with attempt to cause death. Kamble was granted bail on January 8 this year.
The next day, he received a notice under section 110(g) of the CrPC, asking for security from Kamble for keeping the peace and good behaviour, as he was a habitual offender. The division bench of justices P V Hardas and Mridula Bhatkar on Thursday temporarily stayed further proceedings against Kamble. The case is likely to be heard next on June 17. “I was not even at the crime scene when the alleged incident took place,” said Kamble. “This whole case is made up to frame me. On the day in question I was busy with bandobast duties for Republic Day. Is it possible for a senior inspector to leave his duties on such a busy day?”