Wants to file airtight indictment; Says main accused has confessed to raping 17 girls in MP
MARGAO: Even as the three accused in the Sunset beach gang rape case have been sent to judicial custody on Saturday, Colva Police Station Inspector Filomeno Costa said he was not in a hurry to file the charge-sheet even though there is a demand for it from various quarters.
The three accused have been remanded in judicial custody for 13 days on Saturday. “I shall file the charge sheet as and when I am ready so that I leave no loophole for the accused to exploit and I want to file an air tight charge sheet that will result in conviction,” Filomeno said.
The police team that returned from Madhya Pradesh has four confirmed cases against Ishwar Makhawana, the main accused in the rape case and in one of those cases, the student Ram Bhariya is a co-accused. This case involves theft of grams from a field.
The Badgunda Police Station has a case registered against Ishwar and three others. They are alleged to have gang raped a girl on November 12, 2016 and also stolen jewellery from her. Besides, there is a double murder case registered against him and three others namely Balram, Ajay and Govind where they reportedly killed a couple including a minor girl on November 11, 2017.
The Kishanganj Police Station has a case of illicit alcohol distillation against Ishwar which was registered in November 2016 while he is also believed to be involved in the murder of Ajay who was his associate earlier.
However, the latest case against him is only one wherein he along with Ram stole grams from the fields.
While the Madhya Pradesh police have only these cases registered against Ishwar, he has reportedly confessed to having raped and gang raped 17 girls in Madhya Pradesh and also robbed them. “I am convinced this man is a hardened criminal as he confesses to so many things during interrogation and that is why I want to file an airtight charge sheet,” Filomeno said.