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Jail inmate death: HC disposes of PIL that seeks CBI probe

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The today disposed of a seeking a probe into the death of a woman inmate inside the Byculla prison here in June.

A division bench headed by Justice B R Gavai said the matter was transferred to the city police's crime branch, which has already investigated the case and filed a charge sheet against the accused.

"We feel that the contentions raised in the have been We need not pass any orders. If during the trial, the complainant feels that there is some lacuna, then he or she can approach the trial court," the high said disposing of the filed by resident Pradeep Bhalekar.

In the petition, Bhalekar claimed that since the accused persons in the case are jail officials, the case should be probed by an independent agency like the

Manju Shette (45), an inmate of the Byculla women's prison here, who was serving a life sentence, died at the government-run J J Hospital on June 23 night, sparking off a huge protest by over 200 inmates of the prison.

While the inmates alleged that she was assaulted by jail officials, the prison authorities had claimed that she died after falling in the toilet.

The crime branch later arrested six women prison officials in the case and filed the charge sheet against them.

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 20:28 IST