The case of the alleged custodial killing of Khwaja Yunus, an accused in the Ghatkopar BEST bus bomb blast of 2002, is likely to change its course following seizure of some important documents that were allegedly hid in a garage by absconding police inspector Arun Borude.
Counsel for Yunus’s mother, Mihir Desai, told Hindustan Times that he will push for producing the seized documents when the case comes up for hearing before the Bombay High Court on Tuesday.
Desai, however, refused to comment on the seizure saying nothing could be said unless the documents are per-used.
“Besides the matter is sub-judice and it would not be proper on my part to pass any comment,” added Desai.
The Powai police have seized several documents, which might shed light on the Khwaja Yunus case, while investigating the rape case of a minor, who was allegedly raped by Borude in one of the flats he owned at Emerald Court building at Sakinaka.
According to sources, the papers contain information regarding day-to-day investigation of the Yunus case and daily diary entries of the Powai unit lock up of Mumbai police crime branch.
Borude had initially investigated the Ghatkopar blast case, which was later handed over to assistant commissioner of police Ambadas Pote after provisions of the Prevention of Terrorists Activities Act was applied to the case.
While Yunus’s family members alleged he was killed while in custody of the crime branch, the police connected with the investigation of the blast case maintain he ran away on January 7, 2003, when a police jeep carrying him to Aurangabad met with an accident in Ahmednagar district.