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Ex ACP Pathan granted bail

Posted on Nov 03, 07:25PM | UNI

A court at Kurla today granted bail to retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Shamsher Khan Pathan who is also president of the newly formed political party Awami Vikas Party (AVP) for his alleged involvement in rioting and obstructing a public servant from performing his duty.

Megistrate Pardeep Kochare, while granting bail to former cop, directed him to furnish a surety of Rs 5,000 and to attend the local police station twice a week. Deonar police had erlier registered a case against Pathan and around 15 others, following this, he had yesterday surrendered before the court which had remanded him to police custody till today.

According to the remand application moved in the court last week during the Id festival, members of the Govardhan Parishad were taking medically unfit goats to their centre at Mulund (East).

The group had reached near the Deonar abattoir, when some of the goat owners, along with Pathan, allegedly intercepted them alleging that the animals were not being taken in a proper manner.

During the hearing, the court was told that medically unfit goats that were to be sacrificed during Bakra Eid were to be handed over to the Govardhan Parishad for four to five days so that they are not sold as per Bombay High Court order.

However, Pathan and a few goat owners allegedly objected to this and did not allow the vehicles to pass.

Police checked the vehicles and found that one of the vehicles was carrying two goats more than the permissible number.

The police officers booked the vehicle driver under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

It was submitted that Pathan and his accomplices still did not allow the vehicles to pass and obstructed the public servant from performing their duty.

While opposing the same, advocate Rafiq Shaikh on behalf of Pathan argued that his client was falsely implicated in the case and denied the allegation levelled by police.