Identification parade in Mumbai model rape case to begin Tuesday

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 18, 2015 23:11 IST

The crime branch will, starting Tuesday, conduct an identification parade of the accused in the Sakinaka rape case of a 29-year-old model.The investigators said that the identification parade will be conducted in batches of two.

The crime branch is also considering conducting a lie detector test on the arrested accused.

The incident had come to light after the model approached Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria with her complaint. A case of rape, molestation, extortion and assault was then registered with the MIDC police station.

In the complaint, the model stated that the arrested police officials, dressed in civil clothes, had taken her and her friend from outside a hotel to the Sakinaka police station, where she was raped.

Those arrested in the case include assistant police inspectors Sunil Khapte and Suresh Suryavanshi, police constable Yogesh Ponde, and three others -- Javed Shaikh, 35, Ibrahim Khan alias Ibbu, 42, and Ayesha Malviya, 24.

“The identification parade will start and all the accused will be brought before the victim. It will take a few days to complete the process. We are yet to approach the court to seek permission to carry out a lie detector test on the accused,” said Atulchandra Kulkarni, joint commissioner of police crime.

The investigators said that they are yet to recover the valuables, including the high-end wrist watch and the diamond-studded ornaments, which the accused policemen allegedly robbed from the model.

Investigators added that she had produced the receipts for both the items, which showed that they belonged to her.

However, the accused claimed that they never took those items from her – a statement that contradicts the model’s claims. Therefore, the officials want to conduct a chemical test on the accused.

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