The RCF police are investigating the role of a policeman in connection with the abduction of a 22-year-old woman on April 22.
While the police initially suspected that the accused was posing as a policeman, they have now found that he was a cop.
Three persons, one wearing a police uniform, had come to meet Shalini Singh at her Chembur residence.
The man in the uniform identified himself as an officer from Manpada police station in Dombivli (East) and asked Singh to accompany them as they were investigating the suicide of her friend.
However, the RCF police found that no team from Manpada had been sent to question her and registered a case of kidnapping.
It was later learnt that Singh’s father, Chandel Singh, had allegedly ordered the abduction as he wanted her to contribute to the family income.
“We initially suspected that the person who identified himself as an officer was fake. Now we have received information that he was a policeman. We are trying to find which police station he worked in,” said an officer from RCF police station on condition of anonymity.
The officer, however, refused to reveal the identity of the policeman.
Confirming the development, Dilip Yadav, senior inspector, said they were investigating the role of the policeman.
Meanwhile, a police team that went to Shivpuri area of Madhya Pradesh to find the woman returned without any luck.
Yadav said, “Our team could not locate the girl or her father, who is suspected to have ordered the abduction.”