Assistant Commissioner of Police Prakash Wani, Senior Inspector R.S.
Khakale, Crime Branch Inspector Praful Phadke and Crime Branch
Assistant Sub-Inspector T. Salunkhe.
All of them
attended the party hosted by D.K. Rao, an alleged henchman of
underworld don Chhota Rajan.
The party took
place in a private club in Chembur, a northeast Mumbai suburb where
the policemen were seen eating, drinking and dancing with men from
The party was
ostensibly to celebrate the acquittal of Rao from 31 serious
gathered sufficient evidence to recommend suspension of these
policemen,” a Crime Branch officer said on condition of anonymity.
development is the second blow in as many days to the Mumbai Police,
which has been under attack ever since 10 terrorists from Pakistan
sailed into the city in November last year and went on a killing
spree, leaving 160 Indians and foreigners dead.
Friday issued notices to top police officers to explain the
disappearance of files related to the purchase of bullet proof
A probe by the
Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in 2004-05 found that these jackets -
purchased from NTB HiTech Ceramics, Pune, at a cost of Rs.2.7
million - were of poor quality.
It is widely
suspected that police officials who combated the Pakistani
terrorists in the 26/11 attacks were given these sub-standard
bullet-proof jackets, leading to the death of some of them.