The Kurla Government Railway Police (GRP) officials claim to have CCTV footage of the two men who threw chilli powder at people on another running train more than a fortnight ago (between Sion and Kurla) that left three people dead and five injured.
Officials said while they know the duo lives in Dharavi, their faces cannot be seen clearly in the footage. The incident took place on March 25, in which G Nityanandan, Srinivas Santumul and Deepak Gaikwad died.
The police said following the incident, they had scanned footage of all CCTV cameras between Kurla and Kalyan stations as the train had originated from Kalyan.
During the course of investigations, the officials identified two suspects, who were carrying a sack, which is used to carry masala/chilli powder.
The duo could be seen getting down at Sion and later going to Dharavi, however, none of the footage showed their faces clearly, making it difficult for GRP officials to identify them positively.
“We are trying to locate them to ascertain if they were involved in the incident. Also, we will seek custody of two others who have been arrested by Kurla police for robbing people by throwing chilli powder. Their involvement in the March 25 incident will also be ascertained,” said Shivaji Dhumal, senior inspector of Kurla GRP.
The police are also scanning camera footage between Vashi and Kurla stations on the Harbour line as the spices market is located in Navi Mumbai. It is possible that the accused travelled with the chilli powder from there.