Former Mumbai police commissioner Hassan Gafoor’s clarification on his remarks in an interview on the 26/11 attacks to a weekly might land him in trouble.
Home Minister R.R. Patil, told Hindustan Times on Thursday that additional chief secretary (home) Chandra Iyengar had received a letter from Gafoor. “The letter will reach me after being processed by the ACS.”
Iyengar said: “I have received the report. I will examine it and discuss with the home minister on what should be done next.” In the interview, Gafoor also said that Patil and then Director General of Police A.N. Roy had suggested withdrawing the National Security Guards from the attack sites.
Patil did not deny Gafoor had admitted to making allegations against four IPS officers.
A senior police officer, requesting anonymity, told HT that Gafoor was likely to face disciplinary action. “Patil has asked all police officers to not share information that compromises internal security with the media or make allegations against their colleagues. Gafoor can be disciplined under the prevalent service rules.”
Patil had resigned as home minister after public pressure following the 26/11 attacks.
Gafoor received flak for his actions during the 26/11 attacks from a committee headed by former Cabinet Secretary, Ram Pradhan. The report said Gafoor lacked leadership and vision.