Shukla murder case for March
Posted Monday, January 14 2013 at 08:27
Court has set March 7 for the hearing of a case in which city businessman Mukesh Shukla is accused of allegedly conspiring to kill Dr Bonny Katatumba, the Consulate of Pakistan, in January last year.
Makindye Grade One Magistrate Flavia Nabakooza last Friday set the trial date after Mr Shukla denied the charges. Ms Nabakooza released the suspect after paying a cash bail of Shs2 million and depositing his passport in court.
“The accused person has a right to bail and I have seen a copy of a police summon to which he responded to. He will be released if he fulfils the requirements,” Ms Nabakooza said.
Mr Shukla, the chief executive officer of Shumuk Group of Companies, who presented two sureties, is jointly charged with another businessman Hassan G.M. Wandera on the same charge.
According to the charge sheet, it is alleged that Mr Wandera entered into Dr Katatumba’s office at Muyenga in possession of a knife with intent to intimidate and threatened to injure him.
He is also accused of being in possession of a forged State House identity card and business card as legal officer to the private secretary political affairs to the President.