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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Contract killing angle probed in Bengre case

PANJIM: Crime Branch is investigating the contract killing angle in the murder of Ashpaq Bengre at Colvale Jail though the accused Vinayak Karbhatkar admitted killing the gangster in revenge.
Crime Branch officers said the possibility of establishing this angle to the crime exists and that the contract could have been given to Karbhatkar from outside the jail.

“The investigation is in progress and we are trying to investigate all angles. We don’t want to keep any aspect unattended,” the officer said.
He said that cell phones which were operating in particular areas will be accessed and scrutinized to establish the cell numbers. Only if the cell numbers and the call details are established then the conspiracy might be revealed, he said.
Crime Branch has recorded the statements of five witnesses who had seen Karbhatkar attacking Bengre. The statements of all five have been recorded before the magistrate, officials said.
Bengre was murdered on July 26 at Colvale jail where he had been imprisoned under trial for a series of cases. He had been booked by Goa, Karnataka and Punjab Police in 19 cases, whereas Karbhatkar, also undergoing trial, was imprisoned at same jail and was booked in 13 different cases.

Herald Goa News

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