Cook ar­rested for ‘poi­son­ing’ his Co­laba em­ployer gets bail

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

Mumbai: The cook ar­rested for al­legedly try­ing to poi­son his Co­laba em­ployer has been granted bail as the pros­e­cu­tion failed to con­vince the court that it was a con­spir­acy. Ses­sion court judge A S Azmi, grant­ing a cash bail of Rs 15,000 to Riyazul Haq alias Man­dal, ob­served that there were de­fi­ciency and la­cuna in the ver­sion of the com­plaint.

“The court also found there is no in­tox­i­ca­tion or drugs or stu­pe­fy­ina in the med­i­cal re­port. Se­condly, the ap­pli­cant re­lied on the Modi’s Juri- spru­dence where it stated that thal­lium can be found only in urine and not in blood as found in med­i­cal re­port,” said Man­dal’s lawyer Sunil Pandey. The Co­laba po­lice are await­ing med­i­cal re­ports from FSL.

Man­dal’s em­ployer, Zee­nia Kha­jo­tia (75), a Parsi busi­ness­woman who is an NRI, had lodged a com­plaint at Co­laba po­lice sta­tion that she sus­pected Man­dal was poi­son­ing her. Man­dal can­not leave the coun­try and must be avail­able when re­quired by the po­lice. — S Ahmed Ali

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