Plot to kill Magsaysay winner Anna Hazare revealed

June 1st, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) The killers of Congress leader Pawan Raje Nimbalkar have revealed here Monday that there was a contract given out to kill Maharashtra’s social and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, a Magsaysay Award winner.
Special public prosecutor for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Ejaz Khan told IANS that the accused Parasmal Jain and Dinesh Tiwari had revealed receiving a Rs.2.50 million contract to eliminate Hazare.

The disclosure was made by them in their statement recorded before a magistrate last week, Khan said.

Jain and Tiwari were nabbed by the CBI last Wednesday for the killing of Nimbalkar and his driver Samad Qazi near Kalamboli on Mumbai-Pune Expressway June 3, 2006.

They have been remanded to police custody till next Monday (June 8) by a court in Panvel, some 100 km from here.

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