Central Crime Station (CCS) sleuths investigating the Akbaruddin Owaisi attack case have sent about 100 samples, including six firearms, to the AP Forensic Science Laboratory. Once the laboratory submits its report, police are planning to file the chargesheet.
The investigating agency has sent six firearms, daggers, live rounds, shells, and parts of bullets found at the crime spot in Barkas, bullets removed from Akbaruddin’s body and blood-soaked clothes of the assailants to the FSL.
While clothes have been sent about 10 days ago, the firearms have been sent for ballistic examination five days ago.
The six firearms sent for the examination, include a .9 mm pistol used by Malakpet MLA Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala’s gunman Mohammed Jani, a .22 pistol of MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, a country-made revolver allegedly found in possession of one of the arrested accused, Mohammed Saleh Bin Wahlan, licensed .32 revolvers of other accused, Abdullah Bin Younus Yafai, Mohammed Bin Omer Yafai alias Mohammed Pahelwan and Hussain Bin Omer Yafai alias Hasan Bin Omer Yafai.
While Abdullah’s .32 revolver was found at the crime spot with two live rounds and two shells in the chamber, police secured weapons of Mohammed Pahelwan and Hasan Bin Omer from private armouries, where they were deposited.
“Even though the revolvers of Mohammed Pahelwan and Hasan were deposited at the armouries on the day of the attack, we have sent them for ballistic examination just to eliminate any kind of doubts,” an investigating official said.
The bullets recovered from Akbaruddin’s body would be matched with that of the weapons owned or allegedly possessed by the accused.
Similarly, as there were no bullets recovered from the bodies of the dead and the injured accused, the ballistic experts would also be matching shells and bullet parts found at the scene of offence with rounds fired from the gunman and MLA’s pistols.
FSL sources said the ballistic examination in the Akbaruddin case is likely to be finished in a week.
“If the FSL report is out quickly, using those details the process of filing a chargesheet can be finished early. Even otherwise, we can file a chargesheet as we have recorded statements of key eyewitnesses before a magistrate and the FSL report can be appended to it later,” a CCS official said. TOI