ACP denies partying with Chhota Rajan gang

Last Updated: Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 14:44

Mumbai: Assistant Commissioner of Police
(ACP) Prakash Wani on Saturday vehemently denied reports of him
allegedly partying with Chhota Rajan gang members at a private
club in suburban Chembur here.

"The clips and photographs published in the media is
doctored and it seems to be a conspiracy against me," Wani
told a news agency.

Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil yesterday directed an
inquiry into the photographs of senior police officials
purportedly attending a Christmas party thrown on Christmas
eve by gangsters and has sought a report.

"It is irresponsible on the part of the media to have
published the clips without verifying it," Wani said.

"The truth will come out after the inquiry has been
conducted. My statement would also be recorded," the senior
police official said.

He further claimed that "such allegations" would put a
blot on his 33-year service in the police department.

The party was reportedly organised to celebrate Christmas
and the release of some of the gang members.

The chief guest of the party was D K Rao, an alleged
Chhota Rajan gang member, who was released after 13 years of
imprisonment after being acquitted in 30 cases of murder and
extortion.

Other guests in the party reportedly included Farid
Tanasha and Sunil Poddar, both close aides of Chhota Rajan.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 14:44

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