A court in Maharashtra’s Pune city has recently remanded drug racketeer Lalit Patil and 2 others in the custody of the city police till November 7.
The development comes a day after the Pune police received the custody of Patil and 2 others from a Mumbai court.
The trio was produced in a Pune court, which sent them to police custody.
Seeking their remand for 14 days, the prosecution told the court that a thorough investigation is required in the case as the magnitude of the case that is bigger and needed to be unearthed.
However, the defense counsel, representing Patil, objected to the prosecution’s 14-day custody demand and told the court that Patil had a threat from the police authorities.
Furthermore, he claimed that during his stay in the Sassoon General Hospital, he was beaten up by the police.
After hearing the argument, the court remanded Patil and 2 others in the police custody.
Patil, the main accused in a Rs 300 crore mephedrone seizure case, was arrested in Bengaluru on October 17, more than 2 weeks after he escaped from the government-run Sassoon Hospital in Pune.
A trustee of an education institute in Pune was arrested for facilitating his escape from the hospital.