It is a challenge for the Navy to find the mortal remains of the victim, as the incident occurred in April 2016,said Karnik. The Navi Mumbai Crime Branch officers are using strong magnets and other gadgets to trace the trunk in which some body parts of Ashwini was stashed and later thrown into the creek. Our Naval divers are using normal methods, but due to the murky waters, it is challenging for us as there are visibility issues,said Karnik, and also the depth of the water is quite low.
We have not got any request from the Navi Mumbai Crime Branch to continue the search operations on Wednesday,said Commander Karnik. As per protocol, we need atleast 24 hours intimation for such operations, and though we also undertake operations at short notice, the final call has to be taken by the Navi Crime Branch police, said Karnik.