Mumbai gangrape: Cops move court for transfer of warrant against Rehman
Mumbai Police on Monday moved an application before a sessions court seeking issuance of a transfer warrant against Siraj Rehman, who is in custody in connection with the 22 August gangrape case, on charges of kidnapping and molesting of a 50-year-old woman.
Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Monday moved an application before a sessions court seeking issuance of a transfer warrant against Siraj Rehman, who is in custody in connection with the 22 August gangrape case, on charges of kidnapping and molesting of a 50-year-old woman.
The application, filed in the court of principal judge Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi, cited a production warrant issued by a local court in Girgaum against Siraj in the molestation case.
The application will come up for hearing on Tuesday.
The Agripada police had registered a case against Siraj for kidnapping and molesting the woman, who was a TB patient, on August 19, three days before the gang rape of the 23-year-old intern in Shakti Mills compound.
According to Agripada police, Siraj had dragged the woman behind bushes in Shakti Mills compound and tried to rape her. However, he let her go after her daughters rushed to the spot after she raised an alarm.
Though the woman died later, apparently due to the ailment, her daughter lodged a complaint with police.
The photo-journalist was gangraped allegedly by five men when she had gone to the deserted Shakti Mills compound on 22 August with a male colleague on assignment. The accused had tied up her male companion with belts and raped her.
According to police, three of the five accused who allegedly raped the woman on 22 August, were also allegedly involved in raping an 18-year-old telephone operator on 31 July in the Shakti Mills compound.
Crime Branch on 19 September filed a 600-page chargesheet against four accused in the Shakti Mills gangrape case under various sections of IPC including gangrape, unnatural offence, criminal intimidation, destruction of evidence and wrongful confinement.
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