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Pramod Mahajan murder trial begins, 2 witnesses examined

March 21, 2007 14:50 IST

The trial in the Pramod Mahajan murder case began in a court in Mumbai on Wednesday with the prosecution examining two witnesses.

The prosecution will begin the examination of eyewitnesses in the case from Thursday. Sessions judge S P Davare recorded the statement of a civil engineering student who had made a map of the scene of crime where Mahajan was shot.

The court also recorded the statement of a panchnama witness who was present when Pramod Mahajan's wife Rekha had handed over the gown she was wearing on the day of the incident to the police.

Pravin, Pramod's younger brother, is accused of having gone to the Worli residence of the BJP leader on April 22, 2006 and shooting him thrice at point blank range resulting in his death on May 3.

Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said that the prosecution would begin the examination of eyewitnesses in the case from tomorrow. "Crucial and potential eyewitnesses will be examined in the court tomorrow who will unfold the scene of events as they occured," Nikam said.

Among the potential eyewitnesses in the case include Pramod's wife Rekha and domestic help at the Mahajan's residence on the day of the incident.

Nikam added that despite 58 witnesses being listed by the prosecution the number could be minimised as per the progress of the case in order to expedite the trial. Pravin has pleaded not guilty to the charges of house trespass and murder.

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