Maharashtra Government has informed the Bombay High Court that Public Works Department had recently spent Rs 15.41 lakh to build a boundary wall, barbed wire fencing, security cabin and the main gate of the defunct Shakti Mills.
An RTI activist has claimed that Mumbai police could not provide any information as to whether owners of Shakti Mills premises in central Mumbai, where two gangrapes took place last year, were summoned during the investigation.
The sessions court here Friday adjourned the hearing in the photojournalist`s gang-rape case till Tuesday, after the defence lawyers said they wanted to peruse the Bombay High Court`s yesterday`s order before proceeding with the trial.
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday gave three weeks` time to Public and Works Department of the Maharashtra government to construct a gate and complete the fencing of the defunct Shakti Mills compound where a photo-journalist was gang-raped last year.
The sessions court here on Monday rejected an application filed by the accused in the case related to gang-rape of a telephone operator at the Shakti Mills here on July 31, seeking transfer of trial to another court.
The spots inside the Shakti Mills compound here where an 18-year-old telephone operator and a 23-year-old photo-journalist were allegedly gangraped on July 31 and August 22 lie in radius of 300 metres from each other, a witness told a sessions court on Monday.