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Dusty CCTV lenses delaying probe; duo may have got on at Chinchwad

Clear pictures of the suspects, who abandoned the bag at CST, might take more time to come as the CCTV camera lenses were dusty and hence the pictures lack clarity.

mumbai Updated: Sep 28, 2012 00:49 IST
Saurabh Joshi

Clear pictures of the suspects, who abandoned the bag at CST, might take more time to come as the CCTV camera lenses were dusty and hence the pictures lack clarity. The Government Railway Police (GRP) has written to the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to get the footages developed soon, as the RPF is vested with the responsibility of CCTVs cameras put up at station premises.

A GRP official told HT that it is suspected that the crime might have taken place near Pune and hence have rushed teams to Lonavala, Karjat and adjoining areas with the details of the victim, as the train, Sinhagad Express, has designated halts there and the accused might have boarded from one of those places.

The officials have got footages of at least five CCTV cameras at CST, including the one that covered the two suspects abandoning the suitcase near a snacks stall on platform no 8-9. A senior GRP officer said, “We can see the face of one of the accused, but it isn’t very clear.”

The RPF has been asked to communicate to the contractor, appointed to maintain the CCTV cameras, to extract the footage. “A footage can be developed to at least 80% of the original, which would improve the visibility and clarity of the grab.”

Meanwhile, Prabhat Kumar, commissioner of police (GRP) told HT, “We suspect that the crime was committed in a town bordering Pune, from where the body seems to have been brought to Mumbai.”

The officials further said that the suspects seem to have boarded the train from Chinchwad as the coach from which they alighted is a general compartment and opens at that station.