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‘We are doing our best to ensure such crimes don’t happen’

Although perpetrators of two of the three kidnappings, rapes and murders, involving minors at Nehru Nagar are still at large, the police say there is no reason to worry. Nisar Tamboli, deputy commissioner of police of the area, told Mohamed Thaver that the police will crack the cases soon. HT reports.

mumbai Updated: Apr 11, 2011 01:33 IST

Although perpetrators of two of the three kidnappings, rapes and murders, involving minors at Nehru Nagar are still at large, the police say there is no reason to worry. Nisar Tamboli, deputy commissioner of police of the area, told Mohamed Thaver that the police will crack the cases soon.

Q. The vacations will begin soon and people are worried for their children. Are children in Nehru Nagar safe?

There is no need to be skeptical or scared, as our men are working in the area round the clock. As far as the police are concerned, we are putting in our best to ensure that no such incident takes place and the accused are arrested.

Q. The first case was reported 14 months ago, but the perpetrator has not yet been nabbed. What is the progress in this case?

We have so far tested DNA samples of more than 900 people in this area. We have checked people with crime records, mental hospitals, looked through records of labourers employed at construction sites and questioned local goons, among many others. We are working very hard on nabbing the accused.

Q. The body of the second victim was dumped on the terrace of police quarters, which is bang opposite the Nehru Nagar police station. Could this be some sort of revenge against the police?

We considered that angle as well while interrogating this matter. We went through applications at Nehru Nagar police station where family members of the accused had alleged their kin was wrongly framed by the police. We suspected that someone, who may have been falsely implicated, might have done this. However, nothing came out of it.