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Mumbai: Accused in Pallavi Purkayastha murder case seeks bail

Press Trust of India
Feb 13, 2013 at 10:27pm IST

Mumbai: The accused in the lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha murder case on Wednesday filed a bail application in the sessions court, contending that there was no evidence against him. Sajjad Mughal (22), a native of Jammu and Kashmir who was employed as a security guard at 'Himalayan Heights' in suburban Wadala, killed Pallavi inside her flat on August 9, 2012, after she resisted his advances, according to the police.

"We have filed a bail application as there is no evidence against him," said his lawyer Wahab Khan. The court, on February 4, dropped the charge of attempt to rape against Mughal.

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The court asked the prosecution to file a reply to his bail application.

Pallavi Purkayastha murder case: Accused seeks bail

Sajjad Mughal, a native of J&K, was employed as a security guard at the apartments where Purkayastha stayed.

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