Delhi Mayor V.K. Saxena on Thursday supported the Delhi Police’s proposal to appoint special prosecutors to represent the Union Territory in the Shraddha Valkar murder trial.
According to the LG’s office, advocates Madhukar Pandey and Amit Prasad will represent the Delhi Police as special public prosecutors in the matter.
Shraddha (27) was killed by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala (28) in the couple’s rented flat in Delhi’s Chhattarpur Pahadi area.
Aaftab is alleged to have chopped his body into 35 pieces and stored the chopped body parts in a refrigerator before dumping them in forested areas in Delhi and Gurugram.
“LG VK Saxena approves Delhi Police’s proposal to appoint Special Public Prosecutors to represent State in Trial Court in IPC Case No. 365/302/201 dated 10.11.2022. PS Mehrauli. This case is related to Shraddha’s gruesome murder case . Advocates Madhukar Pandey and Amit Prasad will represent Delhi Police as special prosecutors in the case,” the LG’s office said.
Aaftab was arrested last month and is currently lodged in Tihar jail.
On December 9, he was produced in a Delhi court through video conferencing and the court extended his remand for 14 days.
Scientific tests have confirmed parts of the body found in Mehrauli and Gurugram to be Shraddha’s, Delhi Police said on Thursday.
Speaking to ANI, Delhi Police Special Commissioner of Law and Order Sagar Preet Hooda said that they have received the DNA and polygraph test report from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL).
“Police have received the DNA and polygraph test reports from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL). These reports will help us in the investigation,” Hooda said.
He said that the body will be sent for post-mortem.
Senior officers investigating the murder believe the findings are vital to the investigation.