Hassan Khan murder: Accused get seven days police custody
Judicial magistrate first class (JMFC), Panaji, on Saturday granted seven days additional police custody to six persons accused in the Hassan Khan murder case, whereas one accused has been sent to 14 days judicial custody.
Police has informed the court that they have recovered the sharp weapon and nylon rope, which was used to murder Khan. Police recovered the weapon from Anil Maruthi Bhoe which was kept at a garage in Calangute.Police also said that they have attached the second car which was used by Raj Patel, alias Abhinandan, and Shivaji Raju Patil to follow Khan's car during the test drive and which helped the three accused to escape from the spot after leaving the murdered victim in his car.
Police, in its remand application, has also said that they have recovered the car which was hired by Patel, to help the four accused escape from Goa. Police said after the murder, the accused left for Calangute in the car and after changing their clothes, they proceeded towards Pune in another larger four wheeler.
Police said that the custody of the accused was required to recover stolen property of the deceased and other items. The JMFC, Sarika Faldessai, granted seven days police custody to all six accused, while one accused Aniket Yellurkar was sent to 14 days judicial custody. Police had arrested Robert Gonsalves, a suspended draftsman at the directorate of mines and geology along with Patel as the main accused in the murder case on March 23. Taleigao resident and garage owner Khan, 35, was killed by 'supari' killers near Holy Cross shrine at Bambolim on March 21.
Gonsalves hired the 'supari' killers to murder Khan after the dissolution of a business partnership with the victim and his inability to repay 1.30 crore taken from customers promising them flats in return at Canca, Mapusa. Police had registered offences under Sections 397 (robbery), 302 (murder) read with 34 of the IPC. PI SM Vaigankar is investigating the case. [TOI]