Mumbai crime branch on job to track Purkayastha’s murder convict
Crime branch has activated their informer network and are relying on technical intelligence to locate the convictmumbai Updated: Jun 26, 2016 23:17 IST
The city crime branch has begun investigations to trace convict Sajjad Mogul – who jumped parole from Nashik central jail.
Mogul was convicted in the murder of advocate Pallavi Purkayastha in 2012.
Spokesperson for Mumbai police Ashok Dudhe said the probe to trace Mogul has been given to the crime branch unit four. The crime branch has begun by visiting the old places in the city where Mogul used to stay such as Wadala and there are chances of a team being sent to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
The crime branch has formed several teams and are in touch with their counterparts in J&K. The police will soon be questioning old friends and relatives of Mogul.
The state police have confirmed that Mogul’s photos have been circulated across all police stations in the state. Also, the J&K police have been asked to do the same and requested to send photographs to the borders to ensure Mogul does not slip through them to any of the neighbouring countries.
The city police have been entrusted with the task of tracking down Mogul, as Purkayastha was murdered in the city and he was arrested by the crime branch in 2012. Officers who were part of the investigations and securing conviction have also been roped in to try and track down Mogul.
Though so far there is no luck, the crime branch has activated their informer network and are relying on technical intelligence to locate the convict.