Dey murder: Senior Mumbai cop under scanner

Dey had spoken to his friends about threats from Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Anil Mahabole, reports said.

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2011, 09:54 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: A senior Mumbai Police officer is under the scanner in connection with the daring daylight murder of celebrated crime reporter J Dey.

As per reports, Tuesday, Dey had spoken to his friends about threats from Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Anil Mahabole.

The crime beat veteran is said to have been probing Mahabole’s links with India’s most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim.

What adds credence to the apprehensions being raiosed on the top cop’s role in Dey’s murder is his sudden transfer. Mahabole, who was in-charge of Azad Maidan division in south Mumbai, is said to have been shunted to Local Arms Control Room in suburban Naigaon.

However, the police is claiming that his transfer has nothing to do with the Dey case. "Mahabole has a number of pending inquiries against him
and we wanted a free and fair probe against him. That`s why he
has been transferred," a senior IPS officer told a news agency.

He, however, did not elaborate on the nature of inquiries
pending against the ACP.

Mahabole is keeping low for the moment. He told a newspaper, “I have no personal enmity with Det. Let the crime branch investigate, the truth will come out soon.”