The Mumbai Crime Department on Sunday detained a number of associates of Mumbai DCP Saurabh Tripathi who has been named as a “needed accused” within the Angadia extortion case.
An FIR has been filed in opposition to the DCP and his subordinates from the LT Marg police station for allegedly extorting cash from the Angadia group.
Up to now, three policemen have been suspended after being arrested by the crime department which is investigating the case.
In regards to the case
The case got here to fore when the Angadia affiliation met the then Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale in February and knowledgeable him that three policemen from the LT Marg police station had allegedly extorted cash from member’s of the Angadia group.
In addition they alleged that after they approached Saurabh Tripathi, who was accountable for Zone 2 (jurisdiction below which LT Marg police station is situated), he didn’t take any motion and had allegedly threatened them that they’d be booked for “illlegal monetary” transactions.
Subsequently, on February 18, three policemen from LT Marg police station have been booked however the DCP was not made an accused then.
Throughout the investigation, the arrested policemen claimed that they have been merely following orders of Saurabh Tripathi, following which Tripathi was transferred as DCP Operations (which is taken into account a facet posting) however didn’t report for responsibility.
He was then named as a needed accused.
The place is DCP Saurabh Tripathi?
Sources inside the Mumbai Police informed CNN News18 that they’re nonetheless making an attempt to find the precise whereabouts of Saurabh Tripathi.
He isn’t current at his Mumbai residence and his cellphone quantity, too, shouldn’t be reachable, sources mentioned.
They mentioned that Tripathi might properly be in Lucknow, his native place, including that groups have been despatched to Lucknow from the place a few of his associates have been picked up by the police.
The Mumbai Police Crime Department has already submitted its report back to the House division of the state authorities.