Cops go through cases against builder

BUILDER SUI­CIDE Since 2008, 15 cases were reg­is­tered against Kand­hari at police sta­tions in Mum­bai, Navi Mum­bai

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NAVI MUM­BAI: The Navi Mum­bai police are ex­am­in­ing the cases reg­is­tered against real es­tate de­vel­oper Raj Kand­hari to check if there was any other rea­son be­hind this sui­cide.

Kand­hari shot him­self in his head at his San­pada res­i­dence on Mon­day af­ter­noon. Af­ter be­ing in hos­pi­tal for a day, he died in MGM hos­pi­tal on Tues­day evening.

Since 2008, a to­tal of 15 cases were reg­is­tered against Kand­hari at dif­fer­ent police sta­tions in Mum­bai and Navi Mum­bai.

Kand­hari, on the other hand, reg­is­tered two cases against some peo­ple dur­ing this time, the police said.

“We are ex­am­in­ing the cases, but noth­ing con­crete have come to our hands so far. We will talk to his fam­ily mem­bers again on Thurs­day to get some clues. So far, fi­nan­cial cri­sis seems to be the only rea­son of the sui­cide,” said Shahaji Umap, deputy com­mis­sioner of police (zone 1).

Af­ter the post mortem was con­ducted at NMMC hos­pi­tal in Vashi, his body was handed over to his fam­ily on Wed­nes­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the med­i­cal re­ports, shock and hem­or­rhage due to firearm in­jury over skull, was the cause of his death.

Kand­hari’s fu­neral was con­ducted at Turbhe on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon in the pres­ence of his fam­ily, friends, lo­cal politi­cians and real es­tate de­vel­op­ers from the city. The de­vel­op­ers wore black arm bands to protest the al­leged ha­rass­ment by the ‘sys­tem’.

Arvind Goel, chair­man of Ma­ha­rash­tra Cham­ber of Hous­ing In­dus­try (MCHI), Navi Mum­bai said, “The police may say many things now. But we are sure that Kand­hari com­mit­ted sui­cide be­cause of acute fi­nan­cial cri­sis and the sys­tem is solely re­spon­si­ble for it. To protest this we have planned lots of ac­tiv­i­ties from next week on­wards.”

“On Satur­day we will speak to the me­dia and re­veal out ac­tion plan,” he said.

Umap said, “We are still not though with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and hence can­not come to a con­clu­sion about any­thing. So it will be too early if the de­vel­op­ers stage some protests at this stage.”

We are ex­am­in­ing the cases, but noth­ing con­crete have come to our hands so far. We will talk to his fam­ily mem­bers again on Thurs­day to get some clues. So far, fi­nan­cial cri­sis seems to be the only rea­son of the sui­cide. SHAHAJI UMAP, deputy com­mis­sioner of police (zone 1)

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