Mumbai gangrape: Chargesheet filed in second Shakti Mills rape

The Mumbai Crime Branch on Tuesday filed a chargesheet at the Killa Court in the second rape case at the Shakti Mills Compound.

After the horrifying rape of a photojournalist caused a nationwide furore, another survivor had come forward and told the police that she too had been raped by the same gang of five people -- Vijay Jadhav alias Mannya, Kasim Bangali, Mohammed Saleem Ansari, Mohammed Ashfaq Dawood Shaikh and a minor -- on July 31, when she was with her boyfriend inside the premises.

The investigation of the case had been handed over to Unit III of the Mumbai Crime Branch by the NM Joshi Marg police station, and the officials filed a 362-page long chargesheet. “We have filed a 362-page chargesheet in which we have examined 56 witnesses. Six panchanamas were carried out and four records of call details were studied. A total of ten police officers worked on the report, with 30 constables helping them,” said Additional Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Niket Kaushik.

The minor’s chargesheet was filed in the juvenile court by the crime branch. Senior Police Inspector Manohar Dhanawade and Police Inspector Deepak Chavan were in charge of the case. It took officials 18 days to file the chargesheet for the second case, said a police officer.

The chargesheet for the rape case of the 22-year-old photojournalist had also been filed by the same unit within 28 days of the incident, and was 600 pages long. 

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