FROM TIMES OF INDIA
MUMBAI: The crime branch on Thursday filed a chargsheet against two film artistes in the murder case of actor Minakshi Thapa.
The accused, Amit Jaiswal and Prity Surin, have been charged with Thapa’s murder. According to the police, the victim’s debit card and SIM card, which were recovered from the accused, are “clinching evidence” in the case. A knife that was used to kill Thapa will be used to nail the culprits, said cops. The accused have been booked under IPC sections including 364 (A) (kidnapping for ransom), 302 (murder), 404 (dishonest misappropriation of property possessed by a deceased person at the time of his death), 202 (destruction of evidence), 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) and various sections of the Information Technology Act.
Cops have obtained the CCTV footage from ATMs, which shows Jaiswal withdrawing cash using Thapa’s card. The 807-page chargesheet lists 94 witnessesand contains call data records. The victim’s headless body was recovered from a water tank in Allahabad on April 18.