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Shraddha Walkar murder case: Cops file supplementary chargesheet

Updated on: 28 May,2024 04:15 PM IST  |  New Delhi
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A 6,629-page chargesheet was filed against Aaftab Poonawala in January last year

Shraddha Walkar murder case: Cops file supplementary chargesheet

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Shraddha Walkar murder case: Cops file supplementary chargesheet

The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed a supplementary chargesheet containing more digital and forensic evidence reports against Aaftab Amin Poonawala, the prime accused in Shraddha Walkar murder case, court sources told the PTI.

Aaftab Amin Poonawala is accused of killing his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar and dismembering her body.

The nearly 3,000-page chargesheet was filed before metropolitan magistrate Aviral Shukla, they said.

Aaftab Poonawala is alleged to have strangled Walkar and chopped her body into pieces in the national capital's Mehrauli in May 2022 before scattering the body parts in different areas of the city to escape detection.

He has been charged under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Sources said the chargesheet mainly consisted of Google locations, search history and other digital and forensic evidence reports.

The city police have claimed these evidences further corroborated the charges against Poonawala, the sources said, according to the PTI.

Earlier, a 6,629-page chargesheet was filed against Poonawala in January last year.

Delhi police filed the chargesheet before the expiry of 90 days of its investigation.

During the investigation, Delhi police conducted the narco analysis and polygraph tests on Aaftab Poonawala and also collected DNA evidence to support the allegations against him.

Aftab is accused of strangling his live-in partner in May 2022 in the Mehrauli area. After the alleged strangulation, he allegedly cut the body of his live-in partner into 35 pieces.

According to sources, Delhi police had some videos and audio footage related to the case and wanted to obtain a voice sample of Aftab to examine that evidence.

Earlier, the Saket court had dismissed the bail plea of Aftab after he withdrew the same.

Aftab Poonawala and Shraddha had been in a romantic relationship for some years and had been living together in a flat at Mehrauli, Delhi. He is suspected to have murdered Shraddha on May 18 last year, chopped her body into 35 pieces and stored them in a refrigerator. He dumped the bags in the jungle of Mehrauli, the cops had earlier said.

(with PTI inputs)

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