While the police are still to ascertain what could have led Sanjay Banerjee, an officer of the state anti-terrorism squad (ATS), to shoot himself dead at a Thane restaurant on Saturday, his family denied that he was having any domestic or professional problems.
On Sunday, the Thane police registered a case of accidental death and took statements from the restaurant staff. "We have not come to a conclusion on any of the possible motives behind the suicide," said BR Chaudhari, senior inspector, Kapurbavdi police station. "We will record the family members' statements later."
Anil Banerjee, Sanjay's father, a retired SRPF commandant, told reporters at his Ghodbunder Road home that his son was not under any stress, and had, in fact, just got the posting he wanted in the ATS.
The 43-year-old DCP was cremated in Thane on Sunday at a funeral attended by several senior officials of the ATS and other members of the Thane and Mumbai police.