Suspended police officers demand certified copy of CID report

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Mumbai, Mar 25 (UNI) Thirteen suspended police officers, including DIG Bipin Bihari, today moved an application in court demanding a certified copy of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) report, on the basis of which government had suspended them. The thirteen officers were allegedly involved in framing a builder in a false case.

The Metropolitan Magistrate at Andheri court admitted the application and then adjourned the matter till April 3 to decide whether the certified copy can be given to them.

Earlier, the court had issued summons to Investigating Officer Kumar Sawant to appear in the court for recording his statement.

Police had registered a false case against builder Rajendra Chaturvedi in February last year accusing him of hatching a conspiracy to eliminate business rival Rashmikant Shah.

Besides Bihari, other suspended police officials include encounter specialist Jagdish Sahil, Senior Inspector Pradip Shinde and Vijay Dhatrak.

According to police, the dispute involved a redevelopment project at Abhyuday Nagar in Kalachowkie in southcentral Mumbai. The plot is worth Rs 500 crore.

Four persons -- Nisar Shaikh, Aslam Khan, Qasim Qureishi and Vijay Warkar -- were arrested on February 25, last year in this connection. Police is now looking for the prime accused, Baba Udaynath Maharaj and his accomplice, Bismillah Khan.

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