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HC denies bail to accused in Kirti Vyas murder case

Kirti Vyas

Kirti Vyas  

‘Circumstantial evidence proves guilt’

The Bombay High Court on Friday rejected the bail application of Khushi Shajwani (42), who allegedly killed her colleague Kirti Vyas (28) in March last year.

Justice P.D. Naik was hearing a bail plea filed by Ms. Shajwani, who is in judicial custody after the city civil and sessions court rejected her bail on August 16 last year. The prosecution claimed that the accused was unhappy with Kirti for pulling up their colleague Siddhesh Tamhankar (28) for shoddy work. Special public prosecutor Raja Thakare said the body has not yet been found, but there is sufficient circumstantial evidence to confirm Ms. Shajwani’s involvement.

On July 31, Unit II of the Crime Branch filed a 962-page charge sheet before the Esplanade Court containing the DNA report of the blood found in the boot of Ms. Sahjwani’s car.

Kirti, an employee of Bblunt salon, had gone missing on March 16. Her family registered a complaint with the DB Marg police, and the case was transferred to the Crime Branch.

On May 4, Ms. Shajwani and Mr. Tamhankar were arrested and she was charged under Sections 302 (punishment for murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender), 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder), 363 (punishment for kidnapping), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.

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