IGP asks ATS for names of errant city policemen
The Inspector General of Police , S.K. Jain sent a written letter to Maharashtra police’s Anti-Terror Squad to know about the involvement of any city police official in the case of Saji Mohan, the senior IPS officer.chandigarh Updated: Feb 04, 2009 03:03 IST
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), S.K. Jain, on Monday sent a written letter to Maharashtra police’s Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) to know about the involvement of any city police official in the case of Saji Mohan, the senior IPS officer and former NCB director, who was arrested in Mumbai on charge of selling heroin on January 25.
The Chandigarh police have also slapped Section of Prevention of Corruption Act against Mohan in the Rs 13-lakh fraud case, the money which he (Mohan) reportedly used from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office during his tenure as the NCB director. The police have already registered a case against him in the Sector 3 police station.
Jain said he was in touch with the ATS through telephone but nothing has come out so far that could suggest involvement at the city level. Still, he has forwarded a letter to the ATS to get clearance at the local level.
He said no involvement of any city police official has come out during the interrogation of Saji Mohan.
Denying getting any approval to hand over the case of Saji Mohan to the CBI, Jain added that it was up to the administration to decide on that. Chandigarh police are investigating the case and the record of NCB office related to the case has been seized.
Jain said the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) will take Mohan on production warrant to investigate in the fraud case.