Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Prakash Wani on Saturday vehemently denied reports of him allegedly partying with Chhota Rajan gang members at a private club in suburban Chembur in Mumbai.
"The clips and photographs published in the media is doctored and it seems to be a conspiracy against me," Wani said.
Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Friday directed an inquiry into the photographs of senior police officials purportedly attending a Christmas party thrown on Christmas eve by gangsters and has sought a report.
"It is irresponsible on the part of the media to have published the clips without verifying it," Wani said.
"The truth will come out after the inquiry has been conducted. My statement would also be recorded," the senior police official said.
He further claimed that "such allegations" would put a blot on his 33-year service in the police department.
The party was reportedly organised to celebrate Christmas and the release of some of the gang members.
The chief guest of the party was D K Rao, an alleged Chhota Rajan gang member, who was released after 13 years of imprisonment after being acquitted in 30 cases of murder and extortion.
Other guests in the party reportedly included Farid Tanasha and Sunil Poddar, both close aides of Chhota Rajan.