The probe into why the Raigad police did not register a case when Sheena Bora’s burnt remains were found in 2012 has begun. The Raigad police have now summoned the policemen, who served in 2012 and were involved in the incident.
“All the policemen who were a part of the entire episode have been summoned and asked to present themselves in Raigad within six days,” said a police officer from the Raigad police.The Raigad police have ordered an inquiry to investigate the lapses by the police officers and a report will be submitted to the director general of police. “The policemen will be asked to present their side,” said the officer.
Police sources said the then deputy superintendent of police Pradeep Chavan, who is currently posted in Akola, police inspector Suresh Mirge, who is currently posted with the caste verification department and police sub-inspector Sandeep Dhande, who is currently involved in the anti-Maoist operations in Nagpur, will be given a chance to explain their stand while there could also be others who were associated. The three police officers were serving with the Raigad police when Sheena’s remains were recovered.
The inquiry will focus on why an accidental death report or a murder case was not registered when the remains were found. A preliminary inquiry revealed the Pen police conducted an inquest and spot panchanamas and also did an on-the-spot post-mortem.
Certain samples were then sent to Sir JJ Hospital’s anatomy department in Mumbai, while the rest of the remains were buried at the spot. The Pen police, however, failed to follow-up on the case with Sir JJ Hospital, said police sources.
Another inquiry has been initiated as RD Shinde, the former Superintendent of Police at Raigad, allegedly asked officials at Pen police station to not proceed with investigations.
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