Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:00:00 GMT | By PTI

Gang-rape: Chargesheet to be filed by Thursday

Police claim they have sufficient evidence against all the five accused

Gang-rape: Chargesheet to be filed by Thursday (© Reuters)

Mumbai: Mumbai police will on Thursday file chargesheets against the five accused in the photojournalist gangrape case, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has said.

“I was told Mumbai police will file a chargesheet in the gang-rape case on September 19. We are making a strong case against the accused," Patil said here.

The chargesheet was earlier set to be filed tomorrow (on Tuesday), but since police are busy with the security arrangements for the on-going Ganeshotsav, the same has been postponed to Thursday.

Police claimed it had more than sufficient evidence against the five accused Salim Ansari, Vijay Jadhav, Mohd Kasim Hafiz Shaikh alias Kasim Bangali, Siraj Rehman Khan and a minor boy.

A strong piece of evidence is the DNA report which confirms the involvement of all the five accused. Officials from Forensic Sciences Laboratories at Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad are soon expected to send their reports to investigators.

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