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Police hunt for former colleague

A former police sub-inspector at the Versova police station quit his job around three years ago to work as a security officer to Dr Munir Khan, investigations have revealed, reports Shahkar Abidi.

mumbai Updated: Nov 09, 2009 01:12 IST
Shahkar Abidi

A former police sub-inspector at the Versova police station quit his job around three years ago to work as a security officer to Dr Munir Khan, investigations have revealed.

The police refused to disclose the name of the former policeman who is now a wanted accused in the case.

On October 27, the police raided Khan’s clinic at Versova. Khan allegedly made a fortune by selling illegal medicine and claimed to cure all diseases including cancer. Eighteen people, including Khan’s 25-year-old son, were arrested.

Khan, who claims to be a scientist, is untraceable. The police have issued a lookout notice against Khan at all the international airports in India.

“The name of this officer has cropped up in our investigation,” said senior police inspector Suresh Nalavde of Versova police station.

The police sources said the officer came in touch with Khan about three years ago as the fake doctor operated from his bungalow in the Yari Road area, which falls under the jurisdiction of Versova police station.

The officer struck a rapport with Khan. Khan reportedly offered him the job of a security officer for Rs 45,000 a month. “Then, the salary of a police sub-inspector was around Rs 15,000,” said sources.