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Murder case: CBI seals top NCP leader's residence

June 13, 2009 15:21 IST

The CBI today sealed the South Mumbai residence of senior NCP leader and MP Padmasinh Patil, arrested in connection with the murder of Congress leader Pawanraje Nimbalkar.

A team of the investigating agency had gone to Patil's house in Colaba in South Mumbai to conduct a search, but since it was locked, the CBI sealed the house and a guard has been deployed outside, Counsel Ejaz Khan told PTI.

Patil, who was arrested on June 6 by the CBI, will be produced before a magistrate in Panvel tomorrow as his remand will get over.

Patil's arrest was made following the statement of arrested Parasmal Jain, who had said that he was ordered and paid by Patil to eliminate Nimbalkar.

The CBI has so far arrested five persons in the case-- Patil, Jain, Mohan Shukla, Dinesh Tiwari and Satish Mandade- for allegedly murdering Nimbalkar and his driver Samad Kazi on June 3, 2006.

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