PANAJI: Crime Branch has arrested Adv. Amit Palekar for allegedly destructing evidence in Banastari accident case.
Palekar this afternoon was called by the Crime Branch for questing post which he was arrested.
Adv. Palekar speaking to the media said that he has been falsely implicated in the Banastari accident to tarnish his image.
“They have pressurized me in this case. I have been falsely implicated in this case,” he added.
As per information, Adv Palekar has been taken for medical examination.
On Thursday, the High Court granted bail to Paresh Sawardekar, the accused in the Banastari accident case, following the Crime Branch’s declaration that his custody is unnecessary.
The Court has also directed Paresh to surrender his passport to the investigation agency and remain within the state, marking a significant development in this high-profile case.
On August 8, hundreds of villagers of Divar and activists from across the state, including political leaders, had gathered at the Mardol police station, demanding justice for those who died in the accident.
They had alleged that the car owner was driving the car when the accident took place and not her husband.