The police on Friday opposed the bail plea of suspended senior police inspector Pradeep Suryavanshi, arrested in a fake encounter case, on the grounds that he may hamper with evidence and intimidate witnesses if released from jail.
Suryavanshi, was arrested in March this year for his alleged involvement in the fake encounter of Chhota Rajan aide Ramnarayan Gupta on November 11, 2006 at suburban Versova.
Suspended encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma is the prime arrested accused in the case.
Suryavanshi had approached the sessions court last week seeking bail stating that the police report, witnesses's statement and the documents submitted are "clearly conflicting, self-contradictory and patently devoid of credibility".
The Special Investigation Team (SIT), formed to probe into the case following a directive from the Bombay High Court, today opposed the bail plea.
"The accused's elder brother Dilip Suryavanshi, who is an assistant commissioner of police, has filed several RTI's seeking information about the case and the witnesses' statement. If Pradeep is released on bail he may try to hamper evidence and intimidate the witnesses," the police reply states.
The court will hear further arguments on the bail plea on May 4.