Mumbai Police drop charges against ABP Majha journo Rahul Kulkarni

In its closure report, the police invoked section 169 of the CrPc due to lack of evidence against Kulkarni

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Aug 10, 2020 3:53 PM
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The ABP Majha journalist Rahul Kulkarni who was at the centre of the Bandra migrant crisis has finally been vindicated after the Mumbai Police dropped charges against him three months after the mishap. The police have reportedly admitted that Kulkarni's arrest was not justified since there was a lack of incriminating evidence against him.  

On 21st July, Mumbai Police submitted the closure report at the Bandra Court, stating that there was no proof against Kulkarni and his news report was not to be held liable for the crisis. The police also said that it was rather a misinterpretation of Kulkarni's report that led to the mishap.

The closure report also stated that when Kulkarni was remanded in police custody for a day, he disclosed to the police that his news report was based on inside information from people who were privy to the matter.

The report also mentioned that there was no mention of 'Bandra Station' anywhere in Kulkarni's report. In fact, he had merely stated that the railway authorities were planning to charter special trains for the migrants.

The police also requested the court to file a c summary report, which indicates that the case has been filed erroneously. They also invoked section 169 in the CRPC to close the case against Kulkarni since there was insufficient evidence to incriminate him.  

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