A day after Hindustan Times reported that crucial documents related to the Khwaja Yunus custodial death case were recovered from dismissed police inspector Arun Borude’s belongings, the state Crime Investigation Department (CID), which is investigating the custodial death case, said they will seek the documents from the police to further their investigation in the case.
Borude had come under the CID scanner during the custodial murder case investigation. He was the head of the Powai unit of the crime branch which investigated the December 2, 2002 Ghatkopar BEST bus blast case in which Yunus was an accused.
MK Karve, additional director general, CID said, “The police have not informed us about the findings but we will contact them on Monday and seek those documents.”
Joint commissioner of police, law and order, Rajnish Seth said the police on their part will formally inform the CID about the papers on Monday and hand them over after completing the necessary formalities.
Karve, meanwhile, said he will be appoint a team headed by an additional superintendent of police to scrutinise the papers. He said the team will consist of officers who have ‘elaborate knowledge’ about the case. “The case is still under investigation by the Special Investigation Team. If anything new crops up, that can be added to the chargesheet which has been filed under CrPC 173 (8),” Karve said.
As per the provisions under the section, if the officer in charge of the investigation obtains further evidence, oral or documentary, he has to forward a report to the magistrate.
The papers were initially kept at flat no A 404 at Emerald Court building where Borude had allegedly raped the girl on multiple occasions. The papers, along with other articles, had allegedly been removed from the flat after the rape case was registered with the Powai police on November 2.
The police came across the registration number of the tempo Borude had used, and on questioning its owner, found that Borude had moved the articles to different places, including a garage at Vile Parle (East).
The police recovered several articles from there, including the papers, which had been kept in a tin box. They have sealed the box, which is in the custody of the Powai police.