Christopher Bhatti (1978-2001) was an affiliate and driver of the counterfeiter and first convict within the 2003 Rip-off Abdul Karim Telgi. Bhatti was murdered by Telgi’s associates in 2001 for taking his cash.
Christopher Chenappa Bhatti was born in 1978 (age 23 years; on the time of loss of life). He belonged to Khanapur, Karnataka. In keeping with his father, he was the one educated member of his household.
Dad and mom & Siblings
His father’s identify is Chennaya Bhatti, and his mom’s identify is Saroja. In keeping with Saroja, Chennaya Bhatti initially labored in a paper mill, and after retiring from the job, he labored as a part-time loader, being the one incomes member within the household after Christopher’s loss of life. Amongst his 4 siblings, Chemaya is his elder brother, who’s mentally unstable.
There’s not a lot details about his marital standing.
His brother-in-law’s identify is Arun Hurli.
Introduction to Telgi and the Alleged Theft
In 2000, Christopher met Abdul Karim Telgi via his brother-in-law, Arub Hurli, who occurred to be Telgi’s neighbour. Telgi later provided him a job at his counterfeit stamp paper manufacturing firm in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. In keeping with sources, Christopher labored as Telgi’s driver as effectively. As per reviews, Christopher, together with Suraj Butki, later misappropriated about Rs. 3 lacs from Telgi’s enterprise and went lacking; some sources even declare that Bhatti stole about Rs. 1,80,000 from Telgi’s enterprise and made it seem like a theft earlier than leaving the job. Telgi, nonetheless, later made his associates persuade Christopher to return to Mumbai to resolve the matter.
Homicide and the Investigation
On 27 August 2001, Christopher visited Telgi together with Arun Hurli close to the Minoo Manor constructing in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. As an alternative of resolving the matter, Telgi’s associates brutally tortured and killed Christopher following which Telgi allegedly positioned Christopher’s physique within the trunk of his automotive and dumped it in Mahim Creek. The police discovered Christopher’s physique within the creek the subsequent day, however they couldn’t determine it. A case was then registered at Shahu Nagar Police Station, and Christopher’s garments and images had been saved for identification earlier than the physique was disposed of. 9 months later, through the 2003 stamp paper rip-off investigation, Telgi’s affiliate Sajid revealed the small print of Christopher’s homicide. Christopher’s homicide case was then re-opened and was first investigated by Cuffe Parade police. The case was later transferred to the Mumbai Crime Department. API Dilip Kamat, who was later arrested for aiding Telgi within the rip-off, later took cost of Christopher’s homicide case. On 27 October 2002, Telgi was arrested in reference to the case, and a chargesheet was filed towards him. Additional investigation revealed that Christopher had been severely tortured, leading to a fractured leg and quite a few cigarette burn marks. A Particular Investigation Crew (SIT) then re-examined Christopher’s homicide alongside the stamp paper rip-off case and located that the preliminary investigation into Christopher’s case was insufficient. Police Inspector Mahabole, in an interview, defined that when there was no proof to show that the physique discovered within the creek was Christopher’s, they sought assist from a forensic knowledgeable on the Kolkata Forensic Science Laboratory. Ultimately, DNA from blood on a bandage discovered on the physique was matched with blood found at Telgi’s home and automotive. The identical bandage that had been used to tie Christopher’s leg was linked to Telgi’s work. This proof confirmed that the physique was certainly Christopher’s, and he had been killed by Telgi and his associates. On 29 November 2007, the particular CBI courtroom convicted Telgi and 4 of his associates, Sajid Khan, Mohammed Ghaus Shigwe, Maqdum Hussain, and Kalim Bandenawaz, underneath IPC Part 304 Half II.
- In keeping with Christopher’s mom, he was well-known amongst his neighbours for taking part in tabla. As per some sources, he additionally used to play harmonica at church.
- In keeping with Christopher’s dad and mom, when he labored for Telgi, he used to ship them Rs. 2,000 for family bills.