Dey murder: ACP says allegations absurd
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 22:04
Mumbai: After his abrupt transfer, a senior police officer, who could be questioned in the killing of investigative journalist Jyotirmoy Dey on Tuesday said he had nothing to do with the murder and that allegations against him were "absurd".

Assistant Police Commissioner Anil Mahabole, in-charge of Azad Maidan division in south Mumbai who was shunted to Local Arms Control Room in suburban Naigaon yesterday, said he was being falsely implicated in the case.

"The allegations against me in the case (Dey's killing) are absurd and wrong. I have nothing to do with the case. I hope the investigating officials would be able to detect the case early and catch the culprits soon to clear the air," Assistant Police Commissioner Anil Mahabole told reporters at his residence in south Mumbai.

He also denied media reports linking him with the underworld.

As Mumbai police failed to make any headway in cracking the case, there is a move to question former Congressman and oil mafia kingpin Mohammed Ali, currently lodged in a local jail. The hand of oil mafia in killing of 56-year-old Dey last Saturday in suburban Powai is not being ruled out by police.

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan when asked about possible involvement oil mafia's involvement in the killing said, "It is for the police to say that who they think are responsible."

Chavan also said Mumbai police should not be "undermined" and given a fair chance to investigate the case.

Mahabole alleged that media is being used by some people to target him.


First Published: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 22:04

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