New Delhi, Nov 11: Some retired police personnel from Mumbai continue to act as informers and middlemen for Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Rajan has told the CBI. Rajan who is in the custody of the CBI has named 18 officers from Mumbai who he suspects have been leaning towards Dawood Ibrahim and his gang members as a result of which the D Syndicate has flourished the don who was deported recently from Indonesia has revealed.
The list of officers both working and former will be provided to the Maharashtra Government in a few days, sources informed OneIndia.
Rajan says that some of the officers have acted or continue to act as middlemen to the D Gang. He has managed to give the name of 18 officers, sources say. Out of the 18 some of them have already retired from the force, but continue to be active in providing information to Dawood and his henchmen, Rajan has revealed.
The clean up exercise is the need of the hour and action will be taken against these officers only after the Maharashtra government conducts an independent inquiry. These officers who have been named by Rajan can prove to be counter productive to India’s efforts against either killing or capturing Dawood Ibrahim.
Earlier this week , he Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis had said that they are waiting for the names of the officers. CBI officials say that they will scrutinize the list before handing it over to the Maharashtra police.
There are some details that are needed to be added and once the same is prepared we will hand it over to the Maharashtra government, CBI officials also pointed out.
The decision to act against these officers is a power vested with the Maharashtra government. The government on receipt of this list is expected to set up a high level inquiry to probe into the antecedents of these officials. I
f found guilty then can be suspended, officials added. Action will also be taken against those retired officials who are allegedly on Dawood’s pay roll, an officer informed.