Dey murder: ACP says allegations absurd

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
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

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.


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

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