They hadn’t recognised Sanap in CCTV grabs, but when he was presented to them in person, they confirmed seeing him on the morning of January 5, riding off on his bike, with a woman riding pillion
Attendants manning the parking lots outside Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) identified Esther Anuhya murder accused Chandrabhan Sanap, when he was taken back to the spot. These parking attendants will now be roped in as witnesses, investigators have revealed.
Esther Anuhya and Chandrabhan Sanap
A Crime Branch officer said, requesting anonymity, “When we were roaming about at LTT hunting for leads, these attendants couldn’t recognise his face from the CCTV footage. But when we took Sanap back to the spot in person and asked them, they confirmed that they had seen Sanap on a motorbike, taking a young woman with him.”
The police have now added sections 376 (rape), 397 (robbery or dacoity, with attempt to cause death) and 364 (kidnapping) of the IPC to sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) that they had applied earlier. Investigating teams are looking hard for the laptop that the accused claims he flung out of a train, as that would be prime evidence.