Cops likely to file chargesheet this week

The Mumbai police Crime Branch Monday claimed they were confident of filing a chargesheet in the Shakti Mills gangrape case this week.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:September 3, 2013 1:35 am

The Mumbai police Crime Branch Monday claimed they were confident of filing a chargesheet in the Shakti Mills gangrape case this week. The police said cell phones of the five suspects — Vijay Jadhav,Qasim Sheikh,Siraj Khan,Salim Ansari and a minor — have also been recovered and their Call Data Records (CDRs) were an important part of the technical evidence.

Apart from the minor,the four accused are currently in the Crime Branch’s custody till September 5.

“Unless something new comes up over the next two days,we might not even seek further custody of the suspects. Our priority is to conduct an identification parade as early as possible. Reports from the Forensic Sciences laboratories in Delhi and Ahmedabad are also expected soon,” said a Crime Branch officer.

Police said the CDRs of the suspects place them at the scene of the crime at the time of the incident,as well as reports of DNA comparison,which confirms the same. “The CDRs corroborate the victim’s statement that she was first accosted by Jadhav and Ansari,who called the other three to the spot,” said the officer. “Sheikh had sold his cellphone to a street vendor in the area,who in turn sold it to someone else. We traced this person and recovered the phone.”

Forensic experts are also trying to retrieve the pictures of the victim that Ansari allegedly clicked on his cellphone.

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