Gurgaon: Gurgaon Police on Friday said it was extending all help to a Mumbai Police SIT probing the Sandeep Gadoli encounter case.
DCP Crime, Gurgaon, Balbir Singh said, "All possible help that was asked for has been extended to them by Gurgaon Police."
"The crime branch team camped in Mumbai for almost three weeks in February (when the alleged encounter took place). The evidence that was asked for has been handed over to SIT. The witnesses of Gurgaon Police have also been examined and their statements recorded," he said.
"The involvement of some officials of Gurgaon Police Crime Branch was indicated by Mumbai Police for the first time in its status report filed before the Supreme Court on May 35, 2016. This was also the first time that any such information came to the notice of Gurgaon Police.
"Though no official intimation was received in this regards from Mumbai Police, the five officials of Gurgaon Crime Branch were put under suspension on May 30 pending a probe into the case," said Singh.
An officer of Mumbai Police, however, on the condition of anonymity, rubbished this claim.
"We didn't even know who Sandeep Gadoli was, neither did Gurgaon Police approach us for help. This could be their defence to save their skin," he said.
The Mumbai SIT team, camping at a hotel in Delhi's Mahipalpur, accused Gurgaon Police officers of evading probe and not submitting blood samples of the accused policemen despite repeated reminders.
Gadoli, an alleged gangster from Haryana, was killed by a team of Gurgaon Police at a Mumbai hotel in an encounter in February. His relatives alleged that it was a fake encounter and filed a police complaint.