Former Mumbai police commissioner Hasan Gafoor has been asked to submit his explanation by the end of this week over an interview that appeared in a news magazine.
Sources said the state home department had on November 27 sent a letter to Gafoor seeking an explanation from him over his interview that appeared in The Week. The magazine had quoted Gafoor as saying four senior officers of Mumbai police refused to be on the ground to take on the terrorists during 26/11 terror attacks.
The interview had kicked up a controversy with the four officers objecting to the allegations and seeking permission from the state government to take legal action against Gafoor.
Gafoor had replied to the letter seeking time, but the department on Monday sent another letter asking him to explain in a week. His interview has caused embarrassment to Chief Minister Ashok Chavan as the government was considering him as a candidate for the post of state police chief which is vacant since S. S. Virk retired.