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Cops, their kin also on watch

mumbai Updated: Jun 24, 2010 03:06 IST
HT Correspondent
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The Nehru Nagar police have not even left their own men and their families out of the ambit of suspicion while investigating the serial rape and murder cases in the locality.

Following the discovery of the body of nine-year-old Anjali Jaiswal on the terrace of building number 109 of the police quarters on March 6, the police had questioned all the residents and taken DNA samples from many of them.

The building is located across the road from the police station. Senior Inspector Prakash Kale, who was transferred from the police station on Tuesday, lived in this building.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Rajnish Seth said following the discovery of Jaiswal’s body — the second of three bodies found in Nehru Nagar — the local police had questioned the residents of the police quarters and collected DNA samples from those they suspected.

“That was based on a case-wise study of the person’s profile,” Seth said.

He added that the forensic sciences laboratory will take some time to prepare the reports of the profile analysis.

Seth was reacting to reports that the police had taken DNA samples from a policeman’s kin.

At least 80 such samples have been collected from the locality and sent for forensic analysis to see if they match with DNA samples of the killer collected from the crime scenes.

Sources in the Nehru Nagar police station said the police have also taken photographs of residents of the building and these are being shown to victims who had managed to escape from unidentified molesters.

Some locals who claimed to have seen the molesters [in one case the person was chasing the girl before the she was rescued by a woman] are also being shown the photographs.