Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Byculla incident done at jail superintendent Indurkar’s instance: NCP leader Ramesh Kadam

    Mumbai: Nearly a week after the brutal assault and then death of convict Manjula Shetye, the Crime Branch on Monday finally began recording the statements of inmates, who claim to have witnessed the horrific incident. The very first witness, who got his statements recorded in the case is Ramesh Kadam the NCP leader, who is also lodged in the Byculla jail.

  • Manjula Shetye’s death in Byculla Jail: 10 brutal developments in the case

    40-year-old inmate Manjula Shetye, who died in Byculla Jail, has been in news for quite sometimes now. The news of her death caught media attention after Indrani Mukerjea’s alleged involvement in the riots in the prison. Shocking details are emerging in connection with the death of Byculla prison inmate Shetye. The FIR in this case has revealed that Manjula was assaulted and that even that lathi was inserted in her private parts.

  • Mumbai: Another Byculla inmate wants to depose against prison staff

    Mumbai: Nearly a week after Indrani Mukerjea came forward to claim that she was witness to the brutal assault on convict Manjula Shetye, another prisoner lodged in the women’s wing of Byculla jail has petitioned the court saying she too has seen the prison staff beating up the victim and would like be a witness in the case.

  • Jail protests: Police to record locals’ statement

    Mumbai  : The officials of the Nagpada police will record the statements of independent witnesses in the protests that took place in Byculla jail on June 24. By now all six accused in the murder of Manjula Shetye in the jail have been arrested.

  • Maharashtra jails reach out to women with helpline numbers

    Mumbai: In a bid to boost the morale of the women prisoners in Maharashtra, the Women’s Commission ordered that placards of their helpline numbers must be placed inside the women’s barracks, so that they can call directly for help in order to avoid any incident like Manjula Shetye’s death.

  • Security of inmates most important: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The brutal assault and the death of convict Manjula Shetye has shocked everyone including the Bombay High Court. The HC on Friday said that Shetye’s death has raised concern over the security of inmates lodged in various jails across Maharashtra.

  • FPJ Exclusive: Manjula Shetye implicated in murder of her sister-in-law, alleges her brother

    Mumbai: Ashok Shetye (53), brother of Manjula Shetye (38), has alleged that his sister Manjula Shetye and mother Godavari Shetye were falsely implicated by his brother Prakash Shetye (58) in the murder of his sister-in-law Vidya for which Manjula and her mother were convicted. Ashok Shetye has alleged that the main reason was usurping property in Bhandup.