Ashok Shah’s co-accused persons to report to DCI over witness intimidation

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Three businessmen charged alongside tycoon Ashok Rupshi Shah have been ordered to appear before the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Gigiri, on Friday at 10pm for questioning over allegations of extortion and death threat issued to a state witness.

Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Kenneth Cheruiyoit ordered the suspects, chairman of the Shree Cutchi Gujarati Hindu Union (SCGHU)Megji Patel, Nilesh Bhaavsharu and Mukesh Salva to present themselves for interrogation after lifting a warrant of arrest issued against them.

This comes a day after Shah presented himself in court seeking to lift the warrant issued against him on Thursday last week saying that he will present himself to the DCI Gigiri. 

The Court heard that the other accused persons were in Mombasa and would be presenting themselves before the police on Thursday 26th. 

State counsel Kennedy Panyako said the four are supposed to appear in court to answer to charges of conspiracy to defeat justice, possession of an illegal firearm and attempting to extort Sh 10 million from another trader.  

He opposed the application to have the warrant lifted saying that the conduct of the suspects are mischievous as they attempted to secure anticipatory bail at Kiambu high instead of presenting themselves to court.