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Mumbai police uses Aadhaar data to crack software engineer Anuhya murder case


February 4, 2014 - Hyderabad

The investigating agency that is probing the murder of Anuhya, a software engineer from Masulipatnam is using the Aadhaar scheme, the unique identification project that maintains database of residents containing biometric.

Mumbai police plans to approach Aadhaar enrolment centres with a request to share their database with them. It is said that they approached the network providers whose towers were close to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Bhandup, a central suburb of Mumbai from where the body of Anuhya was found.

List of calls

Mumbai police sought a list of numbers form which calls were made and received between 4.45am and 6a.m on January 5 and they plans to feed and link them with the data of Aadhaar to identify them and will match with the man seen in the CCTV footage, police said.

It may be recalled here that one team arrived in Hyderabad to nab a suspect young man who was seen standing behind her based on CCTV footage at Karla Railway terminus. They suspect him to be the person in the crime. Anuhya Singavarapu Jonathan Prasad, father of Esther, met the Union Home Minister Shushil Kumar Shine and sought his intervention in speeding up the probe which the Home Minister directed the Maharashtra Government to swift the action in the case. Meanwhile, TDP leaders in a representation to the Home Minister, he complained of the apathy of the Mumbai police. He explained him of the terrible experience with the Mumbai Police during the search for his dither. He told him of the negligence on the part of the police and explained him in detail the experiences he had and sought his direction to the Maharashtra government. TDP leaders from Krishna district met the Chairperson of National Commission for Women on Monday Mamata Sharma. They have requested her to give directions to speed up the investigation of Anuhya murder and rape case. A three member police team visited the native of the victim Masulipatnam as part of investigation.

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