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Hema Upadhyay case: Charge-sheet against husband, four others

The Mumbai Police have filed a charge-sheet arraigning artist Chintan Upadhyay as the main accused in the killing of his estranged wife and installation artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Haresh Bhambhani,

The 2,000-page charge-sheet was filed in Borivili metropolitan magistrate court against Chintan and four others – Vidyadhar Rajbhar, Pradeep Rajbhar, Shivkumar Rajbhar and Vijay Rajbhar – on Friday. While Chintan, Pradeep and Shivkumar are in custody, Vidyadhar is still absconding.

“We have completed our investigation and filed the charge sheet before the Borivili metropolitan magistrate court. Once the case is committed to sessions court the charges will be framed and trial will start,” a senior police officer said.

He added the police would recommend the appointment of Ujjwal Nikam as special public prosecutor in the case. The police have listed 30 witnesses in the case, including Vidyadhar’s mother who has allegedly named Chintan in her statement. The police said Vidyadhar’s mother had said that her son had told her that Chintan had given him money to murder Hema. 

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