After the family and friends of the four men whose bodies were found on a Malad hillock on Monday accused the Kurar police of not taking action in time, a senior inspector of the police station, Mohan Sankhe, was transferred to the Local Arms Unit. Dhanaji Nalawade, who was earlier with Bangur Nagar police station, has been appointed in his place.
The bodies of Ganesh Karanje, 24, Dinesh Ahire, 25, Chetan Dhule, 24, and Bharat Kundle, 27, from Malad (East), who were missing from Saturday night, were found with their throats slit on Monday afternoon.
The police suspect the victims were killed by a group of men whom they had fought with that day.
Additional commissioner of police (North Region) Ramrao Pawar confirmed Sankhe’s transfer. He said, “A departmental inquiry has been ordered against the officers present at Kurar police station on Saturday night, when the victims’ friends had come to lodge a complaint. Assistant commissioner of police (Dindoshi division) Maruti Rathod will be conducting the inquiry.”
He added, “If negligence by officers is proved, suitable action will be taken. The inquiry will also include statements of family and friends of the victims who believe the police did not act in time.”
Pawar, however, said the police had registered a case of kidnapping on Sunday itself and had been looking out for the missing men.