Nagori told Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) A.B. Shaikh that he is being tortured by the ATS to confess their involvement. Nagori further claimed that he was in Mumbai on August 20 last year when the murder took place in Pune. Nagori’s lawyer Biju Aloor told in the open court which was packed with police officials, lawyers, the media and the public that the monetary offer was made when Nagori along with the other accused Vikas Khandelwal were in the custody of the ATS for 28 days in November last year.
Nagori and Khandelwal further alleged before the magistrate that the crime branch of the Pune police has made them a scapegoat in the Dabholkar case due to pressure from home minister R R Patil. They claimed that the ATS had illegally subjected them to lie detector, polygraph and narco analysis tests as neither their consent nor that of the court had been sought.
ATS officials say that nagori is making allegations against them as they have busted his arms dealing racket. ATS has registered four cases against him two at kalachowky, one each at pune and vikhroli. ‘ We had arrested nagori and his 10 accomplices and seized 20 pistols, 46 rounds and 3 magazines. He sold pistols for Rs 40,000 to 80,000 to criminals in Maharashtra and other states. He was earlier in custody of Thane police but they couldn’t seize as much weapons as we did. Nagori’s business of arms dealing has been almost destroyed , hence he is hurt and making these allegations.’