The Nashik police on Friday slapped charges under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) on the 14 accused in Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane's murder case.

Public Prosecutor Ajay Misar confirmed the news. “Fourteen persons have been booked under MCOCA. The Nashik local court has been informed. It has issued production warrants. All the accused will be produced before the Nashik special MCOCA court on Monday,” he told The Hindu.

Mr. Sonawane was burnt to death on January 25 at Manmad during an inspection visit to one of the kerosene mafia's dhabas. The killing caused outrage in the State.

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