Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: ‘Kids of inmates not used as human shields’

    Mumbai: As per the report submitted by the Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) to the home separtment, the children of the inmates of Byculla jail were not used as a ‘human shield’ during the protest at the jail in the aftermath of the murder of a jail convict Manjula Shetye (38) on June 24.

  • Manjula Shetye death: Charge-sheet to be filed in 20 days

    Mumbai: After pulling up the Mumbai Crime Branch in a series of hearings, for ‘shoddy’ probe into the Manjula Shetye case, the Bombay High Court on Friday said that it was ‘satisfied’ with the investigations. This came after the HC was informed that the Crime Branch is likely to file the chargesheet within 20 days.

  • Bombay High Court dismisses Ramesh Kadam’s plea to raise Manjula Shetye murder case in monsoon session of State Assembly

    Mumbai: In a setback to the jailed Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Ramesh Kadam, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed his plea seeking one week bail. He had sought the temporary bail to attend the ongoing monsoon session and apprise the State Assembly with the malpractices and irregularities in the Byculla jail, that led to death of convict Manjula Shetye.

  • Jailed MLA Ramesh Kadam seeks Bombay High Court nod to raise Manjual Shetye murder case

    Mumbai: After stepping in as a witness in the assault and killing of Manjula Shetye inside Byculla jail, legislator Ramesh Kadam has approached the Bombay High Court seeking its permission to attend the monsoon session of Maharashtra Assembly and apprise the House of the “important” issue of Shetye’s custodial death.

  • Byculla jail superintendent Chandramani Indulkar, jailor officially suspended

    Mumbai: Opposition Congress, NCP along with Sena legislators demanded a debate in the Upper House on the custodial death of Manjula Shetye in Byculla jail. In a heated discussion, they alleged that attempts were being made to shield some high and powerful officials in the government and insisted on a judicial probe in what they termed as “murder” of Shetye.

  • Manjula Sheyte murder case: Crime Branch pulled up for omitting video footage

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday pulled up the Crime Branch for its inordinate delay in providing essential material to the Judicial Magistrate, who would conduct a preliminary inquiry in the custodial death of convict Manjula Shetye. The HC has accordingly, directed the Crime Branch officials to furnish the video of Shetye’s post mortem and other related material, at the earliest.

  • Mumbai: Indrani Mukherjea to be quizzed over Shetye death

    Mumbai: The prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case Indrani Mukherjea will be interrogated in connection with the death of Manjula Shetye, an inmate of Byculla women’s prison, Minister of State for Home Dr Ranjit Patil told the state Legislative Assembly here on Friday.
    Patil, who was replying to a calling to attention motion, also assured the house that stern action will be taken against the doctor of the JJ Hospital’s Casualty Department, who

  • Byculla jail inmate murder: Indrani Mukerjea to be interrogated

    New Delhi: Indrani Mukerjea will be interrogated in connection with murder of Manjula Shetye, a Byculla jail prisoner, said Maharashtra minister Ranjit Patil. Patil announced the development in the monsoon session of the Legislature. Action will also be taken against the doctor of the JJ Hospital’s Casualty Department, who gave false reports on Shetye’s death.

  • Manjula Shetye death: Accused prison police seek bail

    Mumbai: After spending hardly 25 days in jail, all six women jail officials, who are accused of assaulting and killing convict Manjula Shetye, have now approached the Sessions Court. The accused have sought bail citing the preliminary conclusion that Shetye’s death was ‘accidental’ as stated by crime branch before the Bombay High Court. These accused women, including jailor Manisha Pokharkar, have approached the court through their advocate Pankaj Bafna. Their bail pleas would be

  • Manjula Shetye case: Plea seeks prosecution of 6 male accused for destroying evidence

    Mumbai: In a new twist in the Manjula Shetye case, an application was moved on Friday seeking arrest of two constables and four inmates of the Byculla jail for allegedly destroying evidence in the case. The application was moved by NCP leader Ramesh Kadam, who is a witness in the case, and has been lodged in Byculla jail for last 22 months. He had moved this application through his advocate Nitin Satpute

  • Manjula Shetye murder: Why the delay in taking convict to hospital, questions Bombay HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday put up some tough questions to the Maharashtra government and the prison authorities on the death of convict Manjula Shetye. The HC has asked the authorities to file a detailed affidavit spelling out the reason to condone the delay in taking Shetye to a hospital.

  • Mumbai jail riot: DIG (Prisons) Swati Sathe is removed from jail probe team

    Mumbai: There’s trouble for Deputy Inspector-General (Prisons) Swati Sathe. In an application moved by Nitin Satpute before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, the advocate has sought stringent action against Sathe.  Satpute is the lawyer of Mariam Shaikh, an inmate of Byculla jail who claims to have witnessed the assault on Manjula Shetye by prison staff leading to her death.

  • Manjula Shetye murder: Arrested prison officials don’t want to eat jail food

    Mumbai: The six women jail officials who have been arrested in the case of murder of Manjula Shetye, a convict, have set a perfect example of ‘hypocrisy’ by not practising what they have been preaching in their service tenure. The women jail officials including jailer Manisha Pokharkar were left red-faced when the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate recently turned down their plea seeking ‘home cooked food.’ On the very first day when the six

  • Mumbai: Jail staff’s advocate receives threat call

    Mumbai: Advocate Pankaj Bafna, the defence counsel representing the six arrested jail officials for the murder of Manjula Shetye (38), had received a threat call from an anonymous number on Wednesday. Shetye was thrashed and beaten to death by the arrested accused on June 23.

  • Mumbai: Crime Branch gets Manjula Shetye’s final post-mortem report

    Mumbai: A detailed 10-page post-mortem report of the murder of Manjula Shetye (38), has been submitted in a sealed envelope to the Mumbai crime branch and to the District Magistrate on Wednesday. The report states that Shetye was not assaulted in her private parts as alleged by Indrani Mukherjea and Mariam Shaikh, the undertrials in thier First Information Reports (FIRs) by the jail officials in the Byculla jail.

  • Mumbai jail riot: Lung failure caused Manjula Shetye’s death, says autopsy report

    The autopsy report of Manjula Shetye, who died on June 23 after being allegedly assaulted by Byculla jail staff, has clearly stated the cause of her death. The report by JJ Hospital says that she had suffered four injuries on her head and face. The injuries were so severe that her lungs were filled with water following which she died.

  • We have only used force: Six jail officials to Mumbai Crime Branch

    Mumbai: Crime branch officials recorded statements of Byculla jail inmates on Monday in the case of Manjula Shetye, a former convict at the Byculla jail who succumbed to injuries after thrashing and assault allegedly by the jail officials on June 23.