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Delhi Police files over 6600-pages chargesheet in Shraddha Walkar murder case; Aftab’s custody extended by 14 days

Shraddha Murder Case: According to sources, apart from 100 witnesses, the draft charge sheet has been made on the basis of forensic and electronic evidence.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Delhi Police has filed its charge sheet on Tuesday regarding Shraddha Walkar Murder Case. In the charge sheet of 6629 pages, the police have included all the aspects related to this murder case. The police also produced Aftab Ameen Poonawala, the main accused in the case, in the court through video conferencing. During his appearance in the court, Aftab demanded to change his lawyer. Also, he said that the copy of the charge sheet should be given to him instead of his lawyer.

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After filing the charge sheet in the Shraddha case, Delhi Police’s Joint CP Meenu Chowdhary said that we had arrested Aftab on November 12 following a complaint received from Shraddha Walkar’s father. We had formed 9 teams to investigate this massacre. We also sent our teams to Haryana, Himachal and Maharashtra to ensure that there is no shortcoming in the investigation.

The court extended Aftab’s judicial custody by two weeks to February 7. The court has also ordered the police to produce him physically before the court on February 7.

“The accused did not like the fact that she had gone to meet a friend. He became worried. He killed her that day,” Joint Commissioner of Police Meenu Choudhary told reporters today.

After allegedly killing Shraddha Walkar in May in their rented Delhi flat, Aaftab Poonawala had chopped up her body and discarded the body parts into a nearby forest and other places over nearly three weeks to hide evidence. Both had moved to Delhi from Mumbai in May itself and were live-in partners.

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After doing all this, today we have filed our charge sheet in this matter. Before filing the charge sheet, we also recorded statements of more than 150 witnesses during the investigation of this case. During investigation, it was found that the accused had used more than five weapons to cut Shraddha’s body. We have filed a charge sheet under sections 302 and 201 regarding this whole matter.

“We collected body parts for a long time. A lot of technology went into analysing the evidence. We got a DNA and other forensic tests done,” Ms Choudhary said.

The police took the statements of some 150 people while framing the chargesheet. Aaftab Poonawala used over five kinds of knives and other tools to chop up his girlfriend’s body, the police said in the chargesheet.

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