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Ghatkopar custodial death: Noose tightens on accused

mumbai Updated: Mar 10, 2010 01:08 IST
Manish Pachouly

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought expert’s opinion on the post-mortem report of 22-year-old Altaf Sheikh, who allegedly died in police custody.

A department’s forensic expert from Delhi visited Mumbai last week and examined the post-mortem report and the chemical examination report of the viscera.

The CBI had registered a first information report (FIR) in the case on November 27 last year.

Those named in the FIR are police sub inspector Sanjay Khedekar, Head Constable Raghunath Kolekar, Police Naik Sayaji Thombre, all from Ghatkopar police station and V.V. Rane, Resident Naik tehsildar for Kurla-Mulund area.

The FIR was registered following a Bombay High Court direction to transfer the case from Detection of Crime Branch, Criminal Investigation Department, to CBI after a petition filed by Sheikh’s mother Mehrunisa. The CBI completed recording of statements of all the four accused named in the FIR though no arrest have been made.

P. Kandaswamy, CBI’s head of Zone-2, Mumbai confirmed the development, but refused to give details saying that the investigations are still on.