Pallavi Purkayastha murder: All you need to know about the gruesome crime

Oct 13, 2017, 15:01 IST
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  • Pallavi Purkayastha murder: All you need to know about the gruesome crime

    Corporate lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha (25) was murdered in her 16th floor apartment at Himalayan Heights in Wadala on August 9, 2012. All photos/Facebook and mid-day archives

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  • Pallavi Purkayastha murder: All you need to know about the gruesome crime

    Purkayastha, who was the legal advisor with Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar's firm Excel Entertainment, was found lying in a pool of blood by her fiance, Avik Sengupta at her rented flat. All photos/Facebook and mid-day archives

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  • Pallavi Purkayastha murder: All you need to know about the gruesome crime

    The crime occurred when convict Sajjad Ahmed Abdul Aziz Mogul alias Pathan, who worked as a watchman in Purkayastha’s building, tripped her electricity metre deliberately that night. She then called an electrician, who Sajjad accompanied to her house

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    Once inside the house, Sajjad took the keys to her flat. He used these keys to enter her flat and tried to force himself on her. Pallavi put up a fight. Enraged, Sajjad stabbed her and then fled. He was arrested the next day

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  • Pallavi Purkayastha murder: All you need to know about the gruesome crime

    The convict  Sajjad Ahmed Abdulaziz Moghal alias Pathan, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the killing of a young lawyer, Pallavi Purkayastha, at her home in Wadala on August 9, 2012

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    The Crime Branch had filed a 434-page charge sheet on October 30, 2012 against Mughal charging him with trespass and murder. Earlier, the prosecution had submitted a draft charge against Mughal, accused of murdering the law graduate

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    In July 2014, a trial court found him guilty of the murder and sentenced him to life imprisonment even as he appealed against the verdict and the prosecution sought a death penalty in the Bombay High Court

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  • Pallavi Purkayastha murder: All you need to know about the gruesome crime

    While the appeals were pending, he was lodged in Nashik Central Jail from where he applied for parole of 30 days which was granted in February 2016

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  • Pallavi Purkayastha murder: All you need to know about the gruesome crime

    Incidentally, after Moghal jumped parole, the state government decided in August 2016 not to grant parole to anybody convicted for serious offences like murder, terror, rape or kidnapping, child trafficking, narcotics smuggling, etc

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    However, Sajjad Mogul jumped parole in 2016 and did not return even after the 30-day period was over. Mughal was granted parole from Feb 29 to March 23 to see his ailing mother in Kashmir. He was allowed to leave the jail after divisional commissioner granted him parole, but he never visited her in Kashmir. His disappearance went unnoticed by any of the government agencies for months

     

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    After being released on 90-day furlough on February 26, 2016, Mugal first went to meet his friend Bashir alias Gandhi (hailing from Poonch, Jammu), who worked as a security supervisor at Sagar City in Andheri West

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  • Pallavi Purkayastha murder: All you need to know about the gruesome crime

    With his help, Mogul managed to get employed with UGF Security Agency and started working as a guard at Atlantic Complex near Sagar City. He'd identified himself as Imran Shaikh from Srinagar to get the job for Rs 10,000 a month

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  • Pallavi Purkayastha murder: All you need to know about the gruesome crime

    In a major breakthrough, the Mumbai police said it traced Sajjad Mogul from a remote hideout in Jammu & Kashmir after one year

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  • Pallavi Purkayastha murder: All you need to know about the gruesome crime

    Since the case was originally handled by the Mumbai Police, Padsalgikar ordered the Crime Branch to set up its own team to trace down Moghul and finally zeroed in on him and after one year, he was arrested.

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A watchman who was convicted of murdering lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha in 2012 and jumped parole over 18 months ago was finally arrested by Mumbai police. Here's all you need to know about the gruesome case