Ex-Deputy Collector from Nagpur found dead at CST
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 00:19
  
Mumbai/Nagpur: A retired Deputy Collector, who was probing irregularities in Nagpur Municipal Corporation, was found dead at the CST here today, police said.

The deceased, identified as 73-year-old, Prabhakar Darbe, was missing for last three days after he had come to Mumbai and had gone to Mantralaya in connection with the inquiry.

The next day, a missing-person complaint was registered in MRA marg police station in south Mumbai.

Darbe, who was sitting in the main waiting room of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) went to drink water and collapsed while drinking it, police said.

No luggage was found with him, police said.

Darbe was immediately rushed to St George's Hospital where he was declared dead.

Some medicines were found with him and initial probe indicated that he died due to illness, police said.

Family members have alleged foul play in the incident and demanded enquiry into the matter, they added.

Deputy Police Commissioner, Kaiser Khalid, said Dabre was appointed by NMC to look into the irregularities in the recruitments in the civic body.

"Dabre had come to Mumbai on January 21 to meet a senior official in Mantralaya in connection with the inquiry. We found a Mantralaya entry pass dated January 22 in his pocket," Khalid said.

However, he did not contact anyone since January 22. The next day, a missing-person complaint was registered in MRA Marg police station in south Mumbai, the DCP added.

Post-mortem was conducted in the hospital, he said adding the reason for the death was reserved.

"We have registered an accidental death case. An inquiry in the matter is on although our preliminary probe indicated no foul play," Khalid said.

According to sources, the Nagpur Municipal Commissioner, Aseem Gupta, and other officials from the Corporation had also come to Mumbai on January 22 to meet a senior official in Mantralaya regarding the same case.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 00:19


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