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Hema Upadhyay murder: Chintan Upadhyay in police custody till Jan 1

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 2:14 IST

Chintan Upadhyay became the fifth person to be arrested in the double murder case of Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambhani.

Chintan was arrested on the morning of 22 December. He was produced in a Borivali court and was sent to police custody where he will be held till 1 January 2016.

According to an Indian Express report, soon after he was released by a unit of the crime branch, the Kandivali police investigations branch summoned him for questioning late on Monday night.

Chintan allegedly met the absconding main accused, Vidyadhar Rajbhar, about a fortnight before his ex-wife's murder. The meeting allegedly took place at Chintan's parents' home in Jaipur.

Police believe that Rajbhar may have lured Hema and her lawyer to his warehouse on the pretext of showing them a video clip. Police say they suspect the video clip does not exist.

The bodies of Hema and Bhambhani were found wrapped in plastic in a drain in Kandivali on 12 December.

First published: 22 December 2015, 2:37 IST
 
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