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  Metros   Mumbai  29 May 2018  Dead anchor case: Accused out on bail

Dead anchor case: Accused out on bail

THE ASIAN AGE. | PRIYANKA NAVALKAR
Published : May 29, 2018, 1:24 am IST
Updated : May 29, 2018, 1:24 am IST

The Malvani police however has clarified that it can only act on evidence not mere allegations.

Arpita Tiwari
 Arpita Tiwari

MUMBAI: Around six months after anchor Arpita Tiwari (25) was found dead in the duct of Malvani-based Manavsthal building on December 11, the main case accused, Amit Hazra (27) — who was charged with her murder as she had spurned his advances — is out on bail.

Arpita’s sister Shweta, however, alleges that the accused has been misleading the police and that she has been alerting the police about Arpita’s boyfriend’s alleged involvement in the case as well. The Malvani police however has clarified that it can only act on evidence not mere allegations.

According to Shweta, she is positive that the then-boyfriend could have played a role. She alleged that after the then boyfriend gave a statement against Hazra, he was given a clean chit.

Commenting on the allegations placed by Tiwari’s sister, Malvani police station’s senior police inspector Deepak Phatangare said, “There was no proof against the boyfriend, Pankaj Jadhav, and an arrest cannot be made on mere allegations.”

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