BJP MLA Nitesh Rane‘s pre-arrest bail in Shiv Sainik Santosh Parab Attack case was heard in the High Court. This time, the court has given temporary relief to Rane. Nitesh Rane cannot be arrested till the next hearing. The state government has also given similar testimony in court.
Santosh Parab, a campaigner of Satish Sawant’s panel, was attacked during the Sindhudurg District Bank election campaign. A complaint was lodged alleging that the attack was carried out at the behest of MLA Nitesh Rane. Nitesh Rane and Gotya Sawant have knocked on the doors of the court as there is a possibility of arrest after the police arrested 8 persons in this case.
After two days of arguments on the application, Chief Justice of the District Sessions Court SV Hande has rejected the bail application. On December 18, Santosh Parab was attacked in Kankavali. Parab is close to District Bank Chairman Satish Sawant and is a former Sarpanch of Karanje village. He was attacked with a sharp knife by two persons who came from an Innova car.
Parab was injured in the attack. Police have shifted the probe into the BJP faction on suspicion that the case has a political animosity background in Sindhudurg district. The main suspect Sachin Satpute has been arrested by Sindhudurg Rural Police from Delhi. Satpute is an activist of BJP MLA Nitesh Rane’s Swabhimani Sanghatana. As a result, Nitesh Rane’s inquiry has been started in this case.