“Our house-cleaning operation has begun," said Himanshu Roy, joint commissioner of police (crime) on Jun 30.
Arup Patnaik, police commissioner, said in a crime conference, attended by senior inspectors and other members from the units of Mumbai police issued instructions to 90 police stations in Mumbai and asked them to update the list of rouges in their jurisdiction.
“During the survey and updating exercise, those found having links with various factions of the underworld would be dealt with harshly," said Roy.
“If anyone"s movements are found to be suspicious, immediate action will be initiated," said Roy, “by doing so, we are sending a message to the underworld to fold up as soon as possible," he added.
After MiD DAY journalist J Dey was killed by underworld don Chotta Rajan, the police commissioner Roy said that at least 175 criminals who had alleged links with the underworld were nabbed and interrogated by the police.
“They have been thoroughly checked and their minutest personal details recorded," he said.
The Cops now have contacted a US based technology firm to assist them in enhancing the CCTV camera footages that captured Dey's murder in the broad day light.
“It is not true that the police are clueless, but we have to be very careful before saying anything," Roy replied when asked if the police could find the motive behind Dey's murder.