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Police implicated me: Businessman

mumbai Updated: Oct 17, 2009 01:01 IST
Vignesh Iyer
Vignesh Iyer
Hindustan Times
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A Bhiwandi-based businessman has moved the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission against two policemen, alleging that the policemen demanded money from him and implicated him in a false case.

Abdul Javed Hafeez Sheikh, in his application to the commission, said that on October 6 he was called to meet inspector Ramchandra Mane of MRA police station. Sheikh, in his application, stated that Mane told him that Senior Police Inspector Sanjeev Kokil wants 15 per cent partnership in his transport business and also demanded Rs 1.5 lakh a month.

Sheikh said, on October 10 when his three trucks were going towards Mumbai from Bhiwandi, the police stopped them near
Dongri bridge. “When I reached the place, some people in civil dress caught me and took me to MRA Marg police station,” Sheikh said in his application. Sheikh said Mane asked him to give in to Kokil’s demand. “I told Kokil that I was ready to give only Rs 25,000 and he got angry,” Sheikh’s application said.

“Mane told me that he will plant arms in my vehicles and will implicate me,” the application states.

Sheikh alleged that Mane demanded Rs 6 lakh to release his trucks. Mane told him that BMC has authorised them to impound his trucks and told him to pay up if he wants to escape further action. Later, he was told that that case has been registered against him. “The magistrate did not grant him police custody though the police pressed for it. He was granted bail,” said Sheikh’s advocate Abdul Wahab Khan.

Kokil has denied the allegation and said: “I have never seen Sheikh. Let him prove the allegations but we will complete the investigation against him as required by the law”.

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