Another goof-up in investigation came to the fore in the special court during the 26/11 terror trial, on Wednesday.
Special Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam found that labels used to seal seized articles under two panchnamas done at the taxi blast site in Mazgaon had signatures of the same panchas.
This came up during the examination of PSI Jagdish Rane who conducted both panchnamas.
“Mixing of labels is understandable if both panchnamas were drawn simultaneously,” said the judge. “How could it happen when there was gap of 4-5 hours?” the judge asked.
Another witness, Dr Mohit Shetye, testified that Hanifa Gausaria, who was injured in the CST firing, was operated in his presence and the bullet was retrieved. He said the bullet was sealed and given to the hospital’s public relations officer (PRO), Sandhya Dhuru. Dhuru told defence lawyer Abbas Kazmi the bullet was not sealed.
The court also recorded deposition of Assistant Inspector Madhav Jagtap, who recorded statements of witnesses and forwarded seized material to the forensic laboratory.