A Pune court today acquitted all the 20 accused persons including Dhananjai Ram Desai, the chief of a Hindu right-wing organisation the Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) in the case pertaining to a horrific murder of Mohsin Shaikh, a 28 years old Muslim techie in the year 2014.
According to advocate Sudheer Shah, representing the case on behalf of the respondents, all the accused persons including Desai were acquitted by the Additional Session Judge S.B.Salvankhe.
It is said that Mohsin, a resident of Solapur, was hacked to death by the miscreants belonging to a Hindu organisation the Hindu Rashtra Sena when he was returning to his home along with his friend after offering namaz.
Mohsin was working as an Engineer in a private firm at Pune when the tragic incident happened. The tragic incident came to light amid the communal flare-up after an objectionable picture of Shivaji and Shiv Sena Chief Balasaheb Thakray was reportedly found circulating on social media.
The incident reportedly took place close to a Masjid in Hadapsar area on the fateful night of June 2, 2014 when Mohsin along with his friend Riyaz Ahmed, returned to home after offering namaz.
Though the grievously injured Mohsin was shifted to a hospital, he succumbed to his injuries a few hours later. According to a plaint lodged in the police by Mohsin’s brother Mubeen Shaikh, the miscreants waylaid Mohsin and Riyaz at Satuplant in Unnatinagar at around 9.15 hours in the night and attacked with hockey sticks before smashing his head with a cement block.
The incident fuelled the already volatile situation and grips the entire area into communal flare-up. Based on the report the police arrested 21 accused in the case including Dhananjai Desai, a chief of a Hindu right wing organisation called the Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS). Though one accused was declared juvenile, the remaining 20 were booked under relevant laws but later released on bail.