The Delhi Police on Tuesday filed a “voluminous” 6,629-page charge-sheet against Aftab Amin Poonawala, the accused in the brutal murder of his live-in partner Shraddha Walker. The Saket court is likely to take cognizance of the charge-sheet on February 7.
Police said the charge-sheet was filed under sections 302 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code after recording over 150 testimonies.
They claimed that on the day of the incident Shraddh had gone to meet one of her friends, which Poonawala did not like. “After which he became violent and the incident happened," Joint Commissioner of Police (south) Meenu Chaudhary said.
When the investigating officer informed the court that the charge-sheet contains 6,629 pages including the annexures, Metropolitan Magistrate Aviral Shukla said “it is voluminous”.
Aftab, who is currently lodged in Tihar jail, was produced through video conferencing. He informed the court that he wanted to change his present advocate M.S. Khan.
After the proceedings, the court extended Aftab's judicial custody till February 7. The court also directed police to physically produce the accused on the next date of hearing.
Aftab was arrested on November 12. He allegedly strangled Shraddha and sawed her body into 35 pieces, which he kept in a 300-litre fridge for almost three weeks at his Mehrauli residence, before dumping those across the city over several days.