Manjula Shetye case: Six women Byculla jail officials seek bail

In the bail application filed through their lawyer Pankaj Bafna, the arrested officials contended that they need bail as they have small children to look after.

Published: 26th July 2017 01:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2017 02:44 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

MUMBAI: A day after police informed the Bombay High Court that Byculla jail inmate Manjula Shetye died after falling in the toilet, six jail officials arrested on charge of her murder today moved bail application in the sessions court.

In the bail application filed through their lawyer Pankaj Bafna, the arrested officials contended that they need bail as they have small children to look after.

They have also said that contrary to the claim that rod was inserted in Shetye's private parts the investigation found nothing of that sort.

Bafna said the complainant and other inmates are continuously changing statement.

"The police yesterday told the Bombay High Court that it was a case of accident and not murder on this ground we have sought bail," said Bafna.

Manisha Pokharkar, Wasima Shaikh, Shital Shegokar, Surekha Gulve, Aarti Shingne and Bindu Naikade were arrested last month for assaulting Shetye and causing her death.

The court is likely to hear the plea on August 4.

Shetye (45), serving life sentence, died in hospital on June 23 after she was allegedly beaten up by the jail staff.

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