ADAG officials given clean chit in key witness’ death in Ambani chopper caseMay 1st, 2009 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, May. 1 (ANI): Three officials of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, who were interrogated in connection with the death of Airworks technician Bharat Borge, have been given a clean chit by Railway Police.
These officials had met Borge at the Airworks hanger in Kalina a day before he was found dead on the railway tracks on Tuesday.
“We do not suspect the role of these officers in influencing Borge (or) leading to his death. They just casually met him and spoke to him,” said Prakash Sawant, assistant commissioner of police, Railway Police.
Borge was a key witness in Ambani chopper sabotage case. He was among the first persons to spot the open fuel cap of Ambani’s Bell-412 helicopter last Thursday and on inspection found pebbles and gravel inside, one day before Ambani was scheduled to fly to Navi Mumbai.
“In fact, the trio had appreciated Borge after they came to know that he was the person to have discovered pebbles and gravels in the fuel tank of helicopter,” Sawant said.
The ADAG officials who were given clean chit are security officer and former DGP, K K Kashyap, retired assistant commissioner of police Shailesh Kale and the company’s aviation security officer and Retired Wing Commander Sawla.
The Anil Ambani Group has alleged that business rivals may be behind an “attempt to murder” the industrialist by trying to sabotage his helicopter.
According to the sources, the letter recovered from Borge said some “Reliance” people came to see him and questioned him before his death.
“We have verified with the Reliance employees that they met Borge briefly after being introduced to him as the person who found the pebbles in the fuel tank region of the helicopter,” GRP Commissioner (Mumbai) A K Sharma said.
“There is no evidence so far to suggest any abetment to his death and even his phone records of the day when he died, show nothing suspicious,” Sharma added.
The police are also awaiting the report of the Forensic Science Laboratory on the viscera of Borge. The preliminary post-mortem report had indicated he died of multiple fractures and injuries sustained. (ANI)
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