Police summon husband of murdered Navi Mumbai housewife

Mumbai Crime Branch, probing the murder of Navi Mumbai-based housewife Sandhya Singh, has called her husband, a Customs officer, for questioning.

Last Updated: Aug 08, 2013, 23:26 PM IST

Mumbai: Mumbai Crime Branch, probing the murder of Navi Mumbai-based housewife Sandhya Singh who hailed from a Bollywood family, has called her husband, a Customs officer, for questioning.

Sandhya husband Jai Prakash Singh is a senior IRS office and posted in Indore as Customs and Central Excise Commissioner.

"We have summoned Jai Prakash Singh to our office for questioning in connection with his wife`s murder case. He has been asked to appear before us on or before next Monday," said a Crime Branch officer on Thursday.

The statement of Singh had been earlier recorded but the investigators want to question him again on some developments that emerged during probe in the past few days.

The skeletal remains of Sandhya (50), sister of yesteryear actress Vijeta Pandit and music composer Jatin- Lalit, were found in January this year not far off from her apartment in Seawoods area of Navi Mumbai.

She went missing in December minutes after she left home for a local bank along with a friend in a car. According to police, she went to the bank with jewellery worth Rs 20 lakh to deposit them.

The murder case was later transfered from Navi Mumbai Police to Mumbai Crime Branch.

Crime Branch had moved an application before a Navi Mumbai court seeking permission to conduct narco-analysis, brain-mapping and polygraph tests on Sandhya`s son Raghuveer and his girlfriend Shreya.

Shreya has expressed her willingness to undergo these tests but Raghuveer, who is a suspect in the case, is yet to give his consent.
As per rules, scientific tests could not be conducted on suspects without their consents.

PTI