Police have cited that alimony and a property dispute were the motive behind Hema Upadhyay's gruesome murder
Mumbai Police yesterday filed a chargesheet as lengthy as 1,658 pages in the double murder case of artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambhani against artist Chintan Upadhyay and four others at Metropolitan Magistrate court.
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Chintan Upadhyay. File pic
The chargesheet, which has a mention of around 60 witnesses against the accused, states alimony as the murder motive and that Harish was killed for supporting Hema.
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Police, while filing the chargesheet, told the court that this was a preliminary chargesheet and they will file a supplementary charge sheet once they get few details like emails and phone records.
Chintan is called a conspirator in the document due to his meeting with prime accused Vidyadhar Rajbhar before Hema's murder.
Also, the cops have attached Chintan's Facebook post with lyrics of song 'Alvida'. Rajbhar's confession to his mother is also part of the chargesheet.
According to sources, one of the four arrested accused, Pradeep Rajbhar, had told jail authorities that he wants to become an approver and so his statement was recorded before a magistrate. All the accused were present through video conferencing and their custody was extended till March 21.