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Parambir Singh to move court against Gafoor's outburst

Inspector General of Police (Konkan region) Parambir Singh is planning to take legal recourse against former Commissioner of Police Hassan Gafoor, for his remarks that he and other senior officers dithered from "responding to the situation" during the 26/11 attack.

mumbai Updated: Nov 21, 2009 18:32 IST

Inspector General of Police (Konkan region) Parambir Singh is planning to take legal recourse against former Commissioner of Police Hassan Gafoor, for his remarks that he and other senior officers dithered from "responding to the situation" during the 26/11 attack.

"What Gafoor has said was malicious and incorrect and I will soon take legal action against him for defaming me," Singh, former Additional Commissioner of Police (ATS) told PTI.

In an interview to a magazine, Gafoor had said "a section of senior police officers refused to be on the ground and take on the terrorists. By doing so, they chose to ignore the need of the hour."

Apart from Singh, Gafoor had taken the names of Deven Bharti, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime), K L Prasad, former Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) and K Venkateshan, former Additional Commissioner of Police (Southern Region).

"I have submitted my role to the Pradhan Committee and I am sure it has been mentioned in their report submitted to the government," Singh said.

Claiming that he was one of the first senior officers to have reached Girgaum Chowpatty after lone surviving gunman Ajmal Kasab was captured, Singh said, "I have been seen on several news channels at Hotel Taj and Oberoi."