Minister, cops attend Dawood kins wedding, probe ordered

Maharashtra, May 25, 2017: The Nashik city police has been initiated a probe against BJP leader Girish Mahajan, known to be a close aide of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, and ten police officials on Wednesday after they attended the marriage of a relative of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Nashik on May 19.

One of the ten police personnel who attended is an assistant police commissioner, the other nine are those at the inspector level.

The police are also looking into allegations of criminals having attended the wedding. The police action comes after a vernacular daily reported that the wedding was attended by police officers and politicians.

“An inquiry has been ordered to check the veracity of the allegations. We will check if policemen attended the wedding, how many of them attended and who all attended the wedding,” said Nashik city Police Commissioner Ravindra Singhal. According to the police, it was the wedding of Dawood’s niece and son of a former corporator in Nashik.

However, as per sources, the police have started the process of recording the statements of the policemen who attended the wedding. “Some police personnel who are alleged to have attended the wedding are on leave. Their statements too will be recorded soon, following which the further course of action will be decided by senior officers,” an officer said.

Wefornews Bureau

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