“Tarun Barot told me…that the two boys and the girl are going to be moved to another place… at about 3am,” Thakur said in his statement.
The detainees were blindfolded and their hands tied but Barot had brought food for them, Thakur said.
According to the witness account of then sub-inspector Kalubhai Desai, he had seen Ishrat and Shaikh during their illegal detention at the farmhouse on June 12, 2004, along with their Indica car (MH 02 JA 4786).
Two days later, when the then assistant commissioner of police NK Amin asked him to keep a watch on a car bearing the same number since it would be used to ferry two alleged terrorists, Desai told him the car was at the farmhouse. Amin snubbed him and said “Don’t mention again,” said Desai.