A first information report has been registered against unidentified people for stealing the bulletproof jacked used by slain Indian Police Service officer Hemant Karkare.
The report was registered by officials of the JJ Marg police station on the orders of the Mazagaon Magistrate Court.
The court had ordered the JJ Marg police to investigate the alleged theft of the jacket and submit a report within a month.
The order came after city-based social worker, Santosh Daundkar, approached the court, saying the jacket had been stolen to wipe out any evidence of failure of sub-standard jackets that purchased at exorbitant rates.
The police had returned several bulletproof jackets, claiming they were sub-standard. However, Daundkar has alleged that the same jackets were re-routed to the Mumbai police for Rs 24.71 lakh.
Daundkar has also alleged that Karkare died due to the sub-standard nature of the jacket he was wearing when alleged Lashkar-e-Tayyeba men attacked the city on November 26 last year.
According to Daundkar, the vest was removed by doctors at JJ Hospital after which it went missing.
Daundkar said that he had given his statement to the police on Tuesday and the police would conduct a probe.
“Being an Indian it is my duty to correct what wrong is going on in the system. I have just fulfilled my duty,” said Daundkar.
Investigating officer of the case, S. Bagwe, said, “We have registered a complaint and are conducting inquiries to locate the missing bulletproof jacket.”