The Crime Branch told the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court that they have not decided whether to make retired police officer, Ashok Borkar an accused in the case in which Khar-based developer, Ravi Punjabi has been arrested.
“Borkar, in his surrender application to the court, said there were allegations that he travelled with Punjabi and another person and had a meeting with fugitive Ravi Pujari, but we still have to investigate this,” said public prosecutor Dileep Shah.
Shah said if anything against Borkar comes up during his interrogation, then the police will arrest him. The case is likely to be heard on December 23.
Borkar, on December 6, filed an application asking the court to direct the crime branch to file a report if he is required in connection with Punjabi’s case.
Borkar, in his application also said after Punjabi’s arrest, media reports had flashed his name and quoted unnamed police officers saying Borkar would shortly be called for questioning in the case.
Officials of the anti–extortion cell had arrested Punjabi on December 1 for allegedly passing information about businessmen and builders to Ravi Pujari, which in turn helped the fugitive criminal, make ransom calls to them.