Bombay HC raps Govt. over Byculla jail case

| Updated: Jul 11, 2017 03:56 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 10 (ANI): The Bombay High Court pulled up the Maharashtra Government on Monday and sought to know why they delayed in filing the FIR in the Byculla jail inmate Manjula Shetye's death case. A bench comprising Justice R.M. Savant and Justice Sadhana Jadhav also asked why the jail authorities waited for another inmate to file a complaint instead of acting on their own. The court also questioned the delay in admitting Manjula, who was killed by jail officials. It was alleged by her family members that she was exposing corruption by the jail officials. The Court's observation came while hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by an ex-convict Pradeep Bhalekar, who is seeking a CID investigation into the matter. So far, six staff of the Byculla woman's jail have been arrested in connection with the case. (ANI)